Here's something for your debate hangover: About 114,000 jobs were added to the economy last month, pushing the unemployment rate below 8% to 7.8%. The NY Times reports, "The unemployment rate dropped even though the number of people in the labor force, including those looking for work, increased. It was the lowest unemployment rate since January 2009, the month Mr. Obama took office."
According to the Wall Street Journal, it's a "potential boost for President Barack Obama's campaign to win a second term... In a sign of stronger growth, August and July payroll numbers were revised up—August payrolls rose 142,000 compared with the initially reported 96,000, and July was up 181,000 versus an earlier estimate of 141,000."
You can look at some illuminating charts here at Quartz. An interesting factoid noted by the AP: "Many of the jobs added last month were part time. The number of people with part-time jobs who wanted full-time work rose 7.5 percent to 8.6 million." Something is better than nothing, right?!?