Article Photos: U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low 1/1

This Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, photo, shows a construction worker at a new site for a future Fresh & Easy supermarket in Los Angeles. The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits in December fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)