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Gold was up on Asia on Friday morning, continuing its gains of around 2% from the previous session.
Gold futures were up by 0.07% at $1,726.95 by 12:01 PM ET (5:01 AM GMT), clawing back its slide of 0.2% earlier in the session.
Investors sought the safe-haven yellow metal after the U.S. said on Thursday that 3.169 million Americans claimed unemployment last week. The country now has an unemployment rate of 16% as more than 31 million people have lost their jobs since late March.
Gold rose alongside stocks, even though the two usually share an inverse relationship.