Labor Department also said unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent, beating analysts’ expectations of 3.8 percent and the lowest rate since 1969.
Crude oil prices fell. West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark U.S. crude oil, slipped to $61.80 per barrel.
China’s Shanghai Composite closed up 0.52 percent, the Hang Seng added 0.46 percent and Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.22 percent.
Britain’s FTSE 100 was up