U.S. President Barack Obama said unemployment rate in the country has dropped to the lowest mark since he resumed office.
Obama made the comments at a time when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the unemployment rate in the country decreased to 7.8 percent in September.
"Today, I believe that as a nation, we´re moving forward again," Obama said during an election campaign event in Ohio on Friday.
"When I was sworn into office, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month. Now our businesses have added 5.2 million jobs over the past two and a half years," he said.
"This morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office. So more Americans entered the workforce. More people are getting jobs," Obama said. "But today's news should give us some encouragement."
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 114,000.
"The unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 7.8 percent in September. For the first 8 months of the year, the rate held within a narrow range of 8.1 and 8.3 percent. The number of unemployed persons, at 12.1 million, decreased by 456,000 in September," it said.