After a dismal debate performance on Wednesday, President Obama got the best possible economic news today when the federal government reported that the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8 percent in September - just below the 8 percent rate above which no incumbent has been reelected since World War II. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said employers added 114,000 jobs in September, and it revised previous numbers to show the economy also created 86,000 more jobs in July and August.
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