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Bitcoin peaks to $16,800 on higher-than-expected US payroll data

source-logo  cryptoslate.com 06 January 2023 18:01, UTC

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released nonfarm payroll data showing 223,000 jobs were added in December 2022, marking a higher-than-expected increase.

U.S. nonfarm payroll was forecast to rise by 200,000 for last month after recording an actual rise of 263,000 in November.

As an initial response, Bitcoin recorded a 0.7% swing to the upside, peaking at $16,795.