The British pound struggled to hold gains against the U.S.
Annual wage growth hit 4% for the first time since 2008 but the currency remains tied to the unfolding drama over Brexit.
- Average weekly earnings +4.0%, highest since June 2008; average weekly earnings (ex bonus) +3.8%; unemployment rate 3.8%
- The jobs report came as parliament was suspended for five weeks and after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost another attempt to hold a general election, meaning any election will not be held after the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.forex.com
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