TABLE-Swiss unadj. jobless rate steady at 2.8 pct in Sept.

ZURICH, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The Swiss unemployment rate heldsteady at a non-seasonally adjusted 2.8 percent in September,the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said on xxday.

When adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment ratestood at 2.9 percent, also unchanged from the previous month.

KEY FIGURES Sept. 12 Aug. 12 Sept. 11

Jobless rate unadj. pct* 2.8 2.8 2.6

Jobless rate adj. pct** 2.9 2.9 3.0

Registered unemployed 120, 347 119,823 111,344Job vacancies 15, 770 16,562 19,435* = non-seasonallyadjusted** = seasonally adjusted,year-ago month as statedin the latest monthlystatistical report of theSwiss National Bank

For more details from the SECO statement in German, Reuters3000 Xtra users can click on:

For the adjusted rate, the median forecast was for 3.0percent.


For a story on Swiss economy click on...

For recent Swiss National Bank comments...

((Zurich newsroom +41.58.306.7336, fax +41 44 251 0476,zurich.newsroom@news.reuters.com))