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Gold futures rose by 8.30 dollars.

contractgoldComex Market Delivered in Feb. rose $8.30 to close at $1,814.10 an ounce.

This year has been a bad year forgold The price dropped about 5%, its biggest drop since 2015, as investors cut their holdings as gold.safe assets As the economy has recovered from the impact of the virus epidemic.Covid-19

The market is sparsely traded today. while investors delayed transactions before the end of the year

in addition gold priceAlso affected by the release of unemployment numbers in the US that are better than expected.

US Department of LaborThe number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell 8,000 to 198,000 last week. It was near its lowest level since Sept. 6, 1969, at 182,000.

number of applicantsunemployment benefitsThat was lower than the 205,000 analysts expected.

The four-week average of the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the first time. This is considered a better measure of the labor market. As it eliminated weekly volatility, it fell to 199,250, the lowest level since Oct. 25, 1969.

Meanwhile, the US Department of Labor reported that The number of Americans who continued to apply for unemployment benefits fell 140,000 to 1.72 million, the lowest level since the coronavirus outbreak. In March 2020

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