Jobs report

by Brian Arola

Both presidential candidates will be eagerly waiting for the specifics of the job report to be released Friday.

The report will show the country's unemployment rate, a hot topic of debate for Pres. Obama and Gov. Romney.

An increase in unemployment rate could be what tips the election in Romney's favor, The Washington Post reports.

Conversely, a positive report could couple with Obama's power of incumbency to ensure victory on election day. 

The current unemployment rate is close to 8 percent, but in early October Romney said because the labor force shrunk during the recession the number should be more like 11 percent, Forbes reports.