But, they have very different views of how to accomplish that mission.
Job creation is taking center stage on the presidential campaign trail as the latest unemployment figures are released.
During a stop in Madison, Wisconsin, President Obama said Romeny could not pay for his $5 trillion dollar tax plan with out "sticking it to the middle class."
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney told supporters in Fishersville, Virginia that the president has not lived up to the promises he made when he first ran for office.
When asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, Romney topped Obama 51-45% in a CNNORC poll taken before Wednesday night's debate.
The Labor Department released the latest unemployment numbers this morning with the numbers dropping from 8% to 7.8%.
There will be one more employment report before the November election.