U.K. ILO unemployment for the three months ended December remained at 8.4%, in line with median forecasts.

Average weekly earnings for the same period came similar to the revised reading of 2.0% which was 1.9% initially, higher than estimates of 1.9%. The reading excluding bonus also came in at 2.0%, exceeding both prior and expected readings of 1.9%.

Jobless claims for January increased to 6.9 thousands, above forecasts of 3.0 thousands, while the prior reading of 1.2 thousands was revised to 1.9 thousands. Claimant count rate lingered at 5.0%, similar to projections.