Friday has three reports scheduled for release, but one of them is likely take centerstage and drive mortgage rate movement much more than the others. That will be September's Employment report at 8:30 AM. This report is comprised of many statistics and readings on the employment situation, but the most important are the unemployment rate, the number of new jobs added or lost during the month and average hourly earnings. Current forecasts call for the unemployment rate to slip 0.1% to 8.3%, an increase in payrolls of approximately 825,000 and a 0.4% increase in average earnings. Weaker than expected readings should rally bonds enough to improve mortgage rates, especially if the stock markets react poorly to the news.