Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,896.20 per ounce, as of 0643 GMT, while U.S. gold futures held steady at $1,898.70.
The dollar index strengthened 0.1% against its rivals, making gold more expensive for other currency holders.
“This (U.S. data) is expected to have a mixed effect on gold.
“Gold will struggle to maintain gains above $1,900 an ounce until the U.S. inflation data is out of the way,” Jeffrey Halley, OANDA senior market analyst, said in a note.
Among other precious metals, silver fell 0.5% to $27.75 per ounce, palladium was mostly unchanged at $2,834.27, while platinum slipped 0.5% to $1,167.21.
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