The British economy released its labor data report, showing that the number of people filing for jobless claims increased in June by 24.5 thousand, compared with the previous 19.6 thousand which was revised to 22.5 thousand and was worse than expectations of 15.0 thousand.

The claimant count rate for the month of June met expectations at 4.7% and also the previous 4.6% which was revised to 4.7%.

ILO Unemployment through the three months ending in May, remained unchanged at 7.7% and also came in line with market expectations, while the average weekly earnings reached 2.3, compared with 1.8% previous which was revised to 2.0% and above market expectations of 2.1%, in addition, the Weekly Earnings excluding bonuses through out the three months ending in May, reached 2.1%, from 2.0% a year earlier and market expectations.