Yeah, but Romney will just counter with real unemployment/say Obama promised it wouldn't go above 8% if his stimulus was passed. It really doesn't feel like it's getting any better either with 1.3% GDP growth.
Of course the debarte ruined his week, but the fact that the unemployment rate is below 8 will have way longer legs than a mediocre debate performance, which can be rectified next debate.
Regardless of Romney's counter statements, he lost a reliable attack line and this news undoubtedly helps Obama make the case that we are moving in the right directions. From now on, Romney's unemployment-based attacks are going to seem somewhat flatter.
Here's a good article on the subject.His line of attack won't change. He will still claim it's above 8% with real unemployment plus say that the BLS unemployment doesn't paint the whole picture. There is also another jobs report in November before the election that could change the unemployment number.