The dollar fell after the employment report showed a smaller-than-expected rise in wages last month despite strong jobs gains.
Gold steadied, erasing earlier losses as the dollar came under pressure from a payrolls report that flagged up weak wage growth.
U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Friday after the Labor Department said the U.S. economy added more jobs than expected last month.
Chinese shares were in the red after returning from a week-long holiday as China's central bank surprised markets by raising its short-term lending rates.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday as investors eyed the release of data.
Stocks closed mostly flat as investors looked ahead to Friday's jobs report, amid growing tensions between the US and other global powers.
European stocks closed lower on Thursday as investors digested the latest economic assessments from the Bank of England.
The dollar fell to its lowest since mid-November after the Fed disappointed investors, before trying for gains.
Oil prices retraced early gains as traders grew less concerned about mounting tensions between the United States and Iran.
Gold hit an 11-week high after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave no clear signal on the likelihood of a March interest rate rise.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday as traders eyed a big day of earnings and digested economic data.
Asian stocks came under pressure on Thursday as investors flooded into safe haven plays on concerns related to the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump.
U.S. equities closed mostly higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, as was widely expected.
Treasury yields edge off highs after Fed statement
European markets closed higher on Wednesday as investors focused on corporate earnings.
The U.S. dollar index has now erased most of the day's gains in the wake of the decision.
U.S. supply data suggested a crude glut may persist, despite signs Russia and OPEC producers are delivering on promised supply reductions.
Gold prices held their levels Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at its latest meeting.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as traders eyed the latest announcement from the Federal Reserve.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday after China's manufacturing sector showed signs of expansion in January.