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Marine Corps veteran Christopher Triana, left, talks about job prospects to U.S. Border Patrol agent Frank Miller, right, at the annual Veterans Career and Resource Fair in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Bloomberg) — Employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the lowest in almost seven years, showing the labor market is sustaining progress after the best performance since 1999.

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