FXStreet (Edinburgh) - The sterling keeps on the defensive on Wednesday, now dragging GBP/USD to test the 1.5015/10 area, or session lows. GBP/USD weaker ahead of UK data The pair is losing ground for the third session in a row so far, coming down from last week’s tops in the mid-1.5200s against a backdrop of increasing selling pressure around GBP. The British pound will remain under scrutiny today, as UK’s labour market results are due later, followed by the critical FOMC gathering. Market consensus expects the unemployment rate to stay put at 5.3% while the Claimant Count Change is seen at 2.0K for the month of November. GBP/USD important levels The pair is now losing 0.12% at 1.5015 with the next support at 1.5000 (psychological level) ahead of 1.4954 (low Dec.8) and then 1.4893 (low Dec.2). On the flip side, a breakout of 1.5227 (55-day sma) would open the door to 1.5336 (high Nov.9) and finally 1.5322 (200-day sma). ------- What will 2016 bring to the Forex traders? Attend our Forex Forecast 2016 - The Panel with Ashraf Laidi, Valeria Bednarik, Boris Schlossberg, Adam Button, Ivan Delgado and Dale Pinkert. Register for the live event on Dec. 18th and get the recording too. ------- For more information, read our latest forex news.