Gold retreated to $1,134.10 (-0.22%) after its 2.2% Friday rally generated by a weaker-than-expected U.S. employment report. U.S. economy created 142,000 jobs in September compared to the expected 200,000.The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. This report suggested that the Federal Reserve might postpone a data-determined rate hike.
September was the second straight month of relatively slower job creation. Investors are concerned that China's economic slowdown might have affected the U.S.