U.S. unemployment below 8% for first time since 2009 - Article Photos 1/2

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, file photo, job applicants wait for the opening of a job fair held by National Career Fairs in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)