U.S. sovereign bond prices gained on Thursday, weighing on yields, as investors digested the slew of economic data this week and looked to the closely followed jobs report on Friday.
The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield, which moves inversely to the bond's price, edged lower to 1.8311 percent, after closing at 1.848 percent on Monday. This is down from 2.3 percent at the start of the year, as safe-haven buying has weighed on yields.
Meanwhile, the longer-dated 30-year yield dipped to 2.6553 percent after finishing at 2.692 percent in the previous session.
The moves came as major U.S. stock averages and oil prices both struggled for gains.