Article Photos: US hiring last month was likely held back by Sandy 2/2

FILE -In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, a veteran job and resource fair was held at the Michigan National Guard Armory in Lansing, Mich. The combination of U.S. employers that shut down because of Superstorm Sandy and fears over looming tax increases and spending cuts likely slowed hiring sharply in November.  A private survey released Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, showed that companies added fewer workers last month than in October.  (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Greg DeRuiter, File)