Jobs report decoded: Does the jobs report really matter? Politics Politics United States Stacey Leasca on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:33 PM Why does the jobs report matter? We sat down with David Case to find out. The September jobs report showed that unemployment has dropped to a 44-month low in the US. But is that the whole story and how will this affect the presidential campaign? We sat down with GlobalPost Senior Editor David Case to find out.