From The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics, "Why Did the Unemployment Rate Drop?" by Phil Izzo:
In September, the number of part-time workers who would like full-time jobs surged by 582,000. That represents about two-thirds of the increase in employment last month and is larger than the drop in the number of unemployed.Additionally, there was a huge upward revision in job growth for July and August.
From The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics, "Four Takeaways From Jobs Report" by Ben Casselman:
Big revisions to July, August: The Labor Department revised up its estimate of July jobs growth to 181,000 from 141,000 and its August estimate to 142,000 from 96,000 — a combined addition of 86,000 jobs. That means job growth was significantly stronger over the summer than previously believed,