US dollar finally strengthened. US unemployment at 4.9%.

US dollar strengthened against major currencies during European session. The pair was trading above 1.1200 level started from yesterday and during most of the time today before it dropped to 1.1109 at the end of European hours and closed the session at 1.1130, which is 0.63% lower than the previous close.

The reason for strong dollar was the US jobs announcement by Labor Department, according to which the US economy added 151K new jobs in January compared with a forecast of 190K. However the unemployment rate drops to 4.9%, the lowest figure in 8 years.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reported that the US economy have to add about 100,000 jobs a month to keep up with growth in the working age population.

According to some analysts, the slowdown can force the Fed to postpone another interest rate hike next month.

As per the Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester despite the risks posed by the global selloff in stocks and oil markets through January, she is not about to cut her expectations of continued U.S. economic growth and labor market improvement.

European markets declined today following the announcement of slowing growth in US jobs. The major indices have the following performance today:

  • FTSE 100 closed at 5,848.06, declining 0.86%.
  • CAC 40 lost 0.66%, finishing at 4,200.67.
  • Euro Stoxx 50 was trading at 2,878.07, down 0.94%.
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