FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - U.S. initial jobless claims have increased by 15 K to 576 K in the week of August 15, against the market consensus of a decline to around 548 K. Dollar and Yen have been favoured immediately after the release of jobless claims figures.

EUR/USD has withdrawn from levels around 1.4240 to 1.4220 while the GBP/USD eased from 1.6485 to levels at 1.6460. The USD/JPY dipped from 94.15 to 93.85 immediately after the release of Jobless claims figures.