Strong 3 months of hiring as US adds 227,000 jobs - Article Photos 2/6

In this March 6, 2012 photo, an AT&T technician works on fiber optic cables used for the expansion of AT&T U-verse Internet service in the Chinatown neighborhood in Los Angeles. U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession began. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the work force. The Labor Department said Friday, March 9, 2012, that the unemployment rate stayed at 8.3 percent last month, the lowest in three years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)