The US Dollar strengthened during the noon session Friday as markets responded to a mixed labour market report for the April month, which saw unemployment hit a fresh 18 year low but wage growth disappoint.
Although US Non-Farm Payrolls (NFPs) showed a shock fall of -33k in September a strong rise in wages and fall in overall unemployment boosted the Dollar after the release.
The number of jobs being created in America continues to rise.
On Friday 7th July, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to release the June jobs report at 1330 BST. The GBP/USD could be in for some big moves is the data surprises.
Those with an interest with how the US Dollar performs on global foreign exchange markets over the coming 24 hours will be watching the release of US employment data due out at 13:30 B.S.T.
The lock-step moves between the Dollar and Pound have meant both have fallen back against the Euro in the wake of the US employment release.
The US Dollar is outperforming its G10 rivals ahead of the month’s most important economic data release out of the US.
Stocks have soared and the dollar has fallen after August payrolls undershot expectations.
The US Dollar’s nascent recovery could hit the buffers on Friday should the prophecies of a leading global investment bank be proven true.
The GBP to USD exchange rate could see volatility spike when the US jobs report and wage data is released at 13:30 BST.
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Having fallen to 31 year lows against the Dollar there appears little letup in the pressure on Sterling.
We consider the latest views concerning the pound and US dollar in the wake of the ructions that hit markets following the release of June’s US Employment Situation report.
The US dollar exchange rate complex is under sustained selling pressure right across the board following the release of worse-than-expected employment data out of the United States.
The US dollar is firmly in focus on Friday the 6th with the prospect of the recent recovery continuing being dependent on the release of jobs data from the United States.
More losses for the dollar could be round the corner if labour data comes out lower on Friday.