The US economy added 103,000 jobs in September, ahead of many economists'' expectations. The Labor Department also revised up the number of jobs added in August to 57,000 from its previous estimate of zero. But the jobless rate was stuck at 9.1%, according to latest data from the Department of Labor. Although the figures were boosted by the return to work of striking workers, the department also revised upwards employment data from August and July. The White House said that despite the new jobs, the unemployment rate remained "unacceptably high". "Clearly, we need faster economic growth to put Americans back to work. Today''s report underscores the president''s call for Congress to pass the American Jobs Act to put more money in the pockets of working and middle class families," it said.