The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 4.7% in September, but job growth was stronger than expected over the past three months, the Labor Department reported Friday. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 110,000 in September, including 73,000 in the private sector, very close to expectations of 113,000 total payrolls. Payroll growth in July and August was revised higher by 118,000, the government said. The unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7%, the highest in a year. The labor force expanded by 573,000, and employment as measured by the household survey rose by 463,000, the most in more than two years. The details of the report paint a picture of a stronger job market than expected and could lead financial markets to lower their expectations for another interest-rate cut by the Federal Reserve at the end of the month Thank you Helicopter BEN !