If those forecasts turn out to be correct, that means Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his supporters will again talk about how the jobless rate has remained above 8 percent throughout President Obama's time in office. It also means that Obama and his supporters will focus on how there's at least been slow, steady job growth for more than 2 1/2 years.
They'll have one more chance to debate employment figures before Election Day, by the way. The October jobs report is due on Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 6.