Article Photos: Consistent hiring points to stronger economy ahead 1/4

FILE - In this  Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, Jimmetta Smith, of Lithonia, Ga., right, the wife of a U.S. Marine veteran, holds her resume while talking with Rhonda Knight, a senior recruiter for Delta airlines, at a job fair for veterans and family members at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga.  The Labor Department issues the November jobs report on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)