Men shovel snow off the top of a building under construction in Franklin Lakes, N.J., on Thursday. Job growth in February was led by a sharp increase in construction employment.
Bianca Medici (left), a corporate recruiter for CDM Media, speaks with job applicants during a Chicago job fair in May. The economy added 223,000 jobs in June, and unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 2008.
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Former student Nathaniel Simmons operates a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction. The Department of Labor says construction was one of several sectors that showed job gains in December.