By Melissa Pistilli—Exclusive to Gold Investing NewsAfter days of losing ground and trading sideways, the price of gold got a shot in the arm Wednesday morning as the dollar slipped on the euro and disappointing private sector job numbers. Gold was up to $1117 an ounce by 9am EST, breaking through the $1112 resistance level, but whether the yellow metal can maintain the rally remains to be seen. Yesterday, the word on the street was gold would continue to trade sideways before the weekend as the market remained unsure as to what Friday's US employment data would reveal; so, count today's mini rally as unforeseen. Many analysts were speculating Tuesday that the dollar would rebound next week after Friday's report, curbing gold demand and furthering its rangebound predicament. The dollar is also expected to gain continued support from “the on-again, off-again nature of the market's perception of Greek problems," said Tom Pawlicki, MF Global Holdings Ltd analyst. And that's what was playing out Tuesday afternoon as gold slipped near the $1100 mark with the euro losing its earlier gains against the dollar on renewed concerns Greece's bond gamble won't pay off. US consumer confidence reports for March also gave the dollar a boost Tuesday, leading to profit-taking in gold. But Wednesday morning, despite reaching a three-month high against the yen, the greenback fell against a basket of currencies and the euro after private sector data showed a loss of 23,000 jobs, giving gold a welcome boost. The numbers were especially disappointing considering the market was anticipating an increase of 40,000 jobs. Friday's US Employment Report For now, the market is still looking toward Friday's US employment report; however, we'll probably have to wait until next week after the Easter holiday to see what impact it will have on the dollar and ultimately gold. For now, traders are expecting the report to show job creation at about 190,000 for March after a loss of 36,000 jobs in the previous month. While that high number would represent the most job creation for one month in three years, don't get too excited about job recovery just yet; that number will most likely include 150,000 temporary US census jobs. The dollar is expected to rally on the report, sending gold prices lower. We'll see if the dollar bulls are right come early next week.