Gold prices fell into losses as the USD regained bid tone following an upbeat average weekly earnings and unemployment rate release. Drops to $1150/Oz Prices fell below USD 1157.23 (76.4% of Oct high-Dec low) and extended losses to trade around USD 1150/Oz levels as dollar demand spiked on account of a drop in the unemployment rate to 4.9%. The average weekly earnings also bettered estimates by printing at 0.5%m/m. Both data were enough to overshadow the sharp fall in the main headline payrolls figure. Moreover, the USD index advanced to trade 0.40% higher after a knee jerk reaction to weak NFP. Gold Technical Levels A break above the immediate resistance at 1157.23 (76.4% of Oct high-Dec low), above which the prices could have a go at a major hurdle at 1169.99 (Aug 25 high). On the other hand, a break below hourly 50-MA at 1144.51 could see prices drop to 1136.00 (61.8% of Oct high-Dec low). For more information, read our latest forex news.