The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is scheduled to release the September jobs report later this morning, but heading into today, it is projected in many circles that the economy will have added 147,000 non-farm jobs last month. Private payroll firm ADP released their monthly report which showed the addition of 135,000 jobs in September, down from both the ADP July and August figures. Furthermore, the ADP report showed only 30,000 of those new hires coming from small businesses (identified as those companies with fewer than 50 workers), a possible indication of dropping confidence in continued economic growth. Despite concerns over the “low number”, unemployment remained steady at 3.7% nationally, still hovering right around the historic 50-year low and the economy only needs 100,000 jobs added monthly to absorb all the additions to the workforce.