Data from Office for National Statistics shows that the numbers in work rose by 167,000 over the quarter, while the number of people classed as unemployed fell by 9,000.
In addition, the proportion claiming Jobseeker's Allowance decreased by 3,700 on the month, meaning that the number of people in employment has risen by nearly 300,000 over the last year.
Welcoming the figures, employment minister Chris Grayling said it is good news for people in all sectors, which includes sales recruitment.
He explained: "The private sector is leading the way and creating jobs and opportunities for people across the country. Today's figures show that businesses are responding well and we will continue to help them expand and develop, as the economy grows."
It comes after the latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and KPMG indicated that the net positive balance in the manufacturing industry is predicted to rise to 51 between October 1st and December 31st.
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Source: The Sales Director News