Article Photos: Strong 3 months of hiring as US adds 227,000 jobs 4/6

  In this March 6, 2012 photo, reinforcing ironworkers with Local Union 416 work on the steel mesh for a retaining wall at a construction site 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)