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Gold miners rise as US jobs data fuels Fed rate-pause bets

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** Shares of gold miners track gains in bullion

** Data showing a rise in U.S. unemployment rate in August cements bets the Federal Reserve may hold off on further interest rate hikes this year, boosting gold

** Spot gold up 0.1% at $1,941.09/ounce, while U.S. gold futures rise 0.2% to $1,970.30/ounce

** Top gold miners Newmont and Barrick Gold climb 1.1% and 0.5%, respectively

** U.S.-listed shares of South African miners Gold Fields , AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony Gold up between 1.3% and 2%

** Canadian miners, Agnico Eagle Mines and Kinross Gold climb 0.4% and 1%, respectively (Reporting by Tanay Dhumal in Bengaluru)

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