According to the ONS, not only has the employment rate increased, but the number of job vacancies has also risen.
The ONS notes that the employment rate has climbed by 0.2 percentage points to 70.7 per cent.
This means that some 29.23 million people aged between 16 and 64 are now in full-time employment.
During the three month period ending at the start of March 2011, the number of people in full-time employment increased by 143,000.
Year-on-year this figure was even larger, standing at 390,000.
The employment rate is now just marginally lower than it was prior to the recession in May 2008.
Meanwhile, the number of actual job vacancies has continued to rise, increasing by 16,000 during the same three month period to 428,000.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: Salespeak News