The British economy released its labor data reports, showing that the number of people filing for jobless claims had fell last month by 10.2 thousand, compared with the previous revised gain of 1.5 thousand a month earlier.

Unemployment rose to 8.0% from7.9 percent a month earlier, while the average weekly Average Weekly Earnings throughout the three months ending January reached 2.3, compared with 1.8 a year earlier, in addition, the Weekly Earnings excluding bonuses, reached 2.2%, from 2.3% a year earlier. The claimant count rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent.