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

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013,  file photo, employment opportunity banners stand in the foreground as retired U.S. Navy Chief Jerome Porter, of Atlanta, talks with a recruiter during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, in Marietta, Ga. The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than many had thought. Solid job growth in November cut the U.S. unemployment rate to 7 percent, a five-year low. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)