Gold prices edged higher on Friday, getting better after 2 successive days of losses, as the dollar deteriorated a bit after information revealed the U.S. economy saw a much less than anticipated addition in work in September.
Data released by the U.S. Labor Department revealed that non-farm payroll employment climbed up by 134,000 jobs in September, while economists had actually anticipated an increase of about 185,000 jobs.
The report likewise showed a considerable upward modification to the rate of job growth in August, with employment spiking by 270,000 jobs compared to the initially reported jump of 201,000 jobs.
The Labor Department also stated the unemployment rate was up to 3.7% in September from 3.9% in August. Financial experts had actually expected unemployment rate to edge down to 3.8%.
The dollar index was down by about 0.12%, at 95.35, after having actually advanced to 95.62 earlier in the day.
Gold futures for December ended up $4.00, or 0.3%, at $1,205.60 an ounce.
On Thursday, gold futures ended down $1.50, or 0.1%, at $1,201.60 an ounce. Gold futures got about 0.8% in the week.
Silver futures for December settled at $14.649 an ounce, gaining $0.059 for the session.
Copper futures for December ended down $0.0145, at $2.7630 per pound.
According to information released by the Commerce Department, U.S. trade deficit broadened in August, showing an increase in imports and a decrease in exports. The information said the trade deficit expanded to $53.2 billion in August from a revised $50.0 billion in July. Financial experts had anticipated the trade deficit to widen to $53.5 billion.
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