FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The Sterling has jumped from 1.6260 breaking above 1.6270 to hit intra-day high at levels right above 1.6300 after U.K. jobless claimant rate declined against expectations.

U.K. Jobless claimants volume declined by 6.300 in November, to 5.0% of the workforce, against experts forecasts of a 12,300 increase. November's decline has been the first one since February 08.

If the Sterling consolidates above 1.6300, next resistance levels lie at 1.6320/25 (Dec 15 high), and above here 1.6340/45 (Dec 10/11 high). On the downside, below 1.6280 previous high, support levels lie at 1,6240 (session low) and 1.6190/00 (Range floor).