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GBP/USD jumps above 1.5200 after NFP

FXStreet (Córdoba) - GBP/USD rose sharply following the release of the US employment report that came considerable below expectations. The pair was trading at 1.5160 and jumped to 1.5236, hitting the highest level since Monday.

In a few minutes cable erased weekly losses and is back above the level it had on Monday, recovering after falling yesterday to 1.51058, the lowest since May.

Greenback tumble in the market after the NFP report. According to the official report the US economy added 142,000 jobs in September, below consensus of 203,000. August and July gains were revised negatively by a combined 59,000.

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