The British pound gained ground vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as cable tested offers around the US$ 1.6325 level and was supported around the $1.6190 level.  Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Spencer reported employment has not decreased as much as expected and suggested unemployment may not surpass the psychologically-important three million level.  Other data released in the U.K. today saw Rightmove December house prices decline 2.2% m/m and climb 1.7% y/y.  Cable bids are cited around the US$ 1.6155 level.  The euro moved lower vis-à-vis the British pound as the single currency tested bids around the ?0.8975 level and was capped around the ?0.9050 level.