That was underscored by other data on Thursday showing private payrolls increasing by the most in 11 months in May, spurred by robust demand amid a rapidly reopening economy.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 385,000 for the week ended May 29.
Economists had forecast private payrolls would increase by 650,000 jobs in May.
However, it has a poor track record predicting the private payrolls count in the employment report because of methodology differences.
According to a Reuters survey of economists, private payrolls likely increased by 600,000 jobs in May after rising only 218,000 in April.
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