Figures released by the organisation show that UK employment rose by 50,000 in the quarter to May, as more companies took on employees for a number of different roles, including sales jobs.
Meanwhile, headline unemployment also fell by a further 26,000, continuing the downward trend seen in the UK in recent months.
Commenting on the figures, Nigel Meager, director of the Institute for Employment Studies, said that it is important to bear in mind that the country is not fully recovered yet, however, and more still needs to be done to continue to boost employment.
Meanwhile, the latest revised job market forecast by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows that unemployment is now expected to peak at 8.7 per cent (2.7 million) in mid-2012, rather than 9.5 per cent as was previously forecast, due in part to lower-than-expected unemployment in the first quarter of 2011.
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