VIENNA- Austria is introducing a 1.7 billion euro ($1.9 billion) package of measures to help households deal with rising energy costs, Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Friday.

The measures include the doubling of a planned 150 euro one-off payment for the unemployed to 300 euros, Nehammer told a news conference. ($1 = 0.8981 euros)

(Reporting by Francois Murphy Editing by David Goodman ) ((