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TABLE-Austrian Sept jobless rate falls to 6.1 pct

VIENNA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Austria's unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in September, t he ministry of labour and social affairs said on Monday.

KEY FIGURES AUSTRIAN UNEMPLOYMENT Sept 12* Aug 12* Sept 11

Registered unemployed (thousands) 229.0 232.7 218.2

Percentage of workforce 6.1 6.2 5.9

Unemployment rate (EU harmonised)** 4.5 4.5 3.8

* provisional

**seasonally adjusted, EUROSTAT, previous month

(Reporting by Michael Shields and Georgina Prodhan)

((Michael.Shields@thomsonreuters.com)(+43 1 531 12 258)(Reuters Messaging: michael.shields.thomsonreuters.com@thomsonreuters.net))

Keywords: ECONOMY AUSTRIA UNEMPLOYMENT