UK unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8% in the three months to April. It’s the lowest reading since December 1974. Average weekly earnings, including bonus, rose 3.1% yoy, slowed from 3.3% yoy but beat expectation of 3.0% yoy. Average weekly earnings, excluding bonus, rose 3.4% yoy, accelerated from 3.3% yoy and beat expectation of 3.1% yoy.
GBP/JPY appears to be lifted mildly by the data. And the corrective from 136.55 will likely extend for a while before resuming larger decline.