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Nonfarm payrolls increased 559,000 in May, below the 671,000 estimate.
The head of the U.S. central bank said taking on issues related to global warming is more for the government than for the Federal Reserve.
First-time filings totaled 385,000, a decline from the previous week's 405,000 and below the estimate of 393,000.
Total hires came to 978,000 for the month, a big jump from April's 654,000 and the largest gain since the 4.35 million added last June.
William Dudley, former New York Fed president, predicted that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its asset purchases by the end of this year.
China's Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen spoke about how the countries' economic relationship is "very important," state media said.