How many signs like this were there in October? We got a clue today. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Two-Way Job Growth Beats Forecasts; Unemployment Rate Is 7.9 Percent November 2, 2012 There were about 50,000 more jobs added to payrolls than economists expected. Also: September's growth was revised upward. This is the last major economic report before Election Day and is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.