NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Companies added 91,000 jobs in September, according to a report from Automatic Data Processing. The latest numbers was slightly higher than the 89,000 jobs added from July to August. Investors often take ADP's estimate with a grain of salt, as it can vary widely from the government's data. The consensus view according to Thomson Reuters for September was for an addition of just 75,000 jobs. U.S. stock futures were rising after the report, but investors didn't cheer too long. The Dow has since pared gains, last up 25 points. Another prelude to Friday's jobs headline is a report from consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, which said the economy cut 115,730 jobs in September after 51,114 layoffs in August. Monthly job losses have jumped to the highest level since April 2009. Economists are predicting that unemployment stuck around 9.1%. -- Written by Chao Deng in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Chao Deng. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to: @chao_deng >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.