Scotland's jobs market 'looking healthy'
The number of permanent and temporary work places being secured across Scotland both witnessed healthy increases last month.
According to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, the country's labour market was boosted throughout February.
The organisation's Labour Market Barometer registered 52.4 during the month, which is up from the 50.4 figure captured in January and the strongest improvement since October 2011.
On top of this, the growth for permanent and temporary positions was stronger and faster in Scotland for the month than what was recorded in the UK as a whole.
Donald MacRae, chief economist at Bank of Scotland, stated: "Not only did the number of people placed into jobs rise, but salaries for permanent jobs increased at a modest rate. The number of vacancies for permanent jobs increased to a four-month high."
Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, recently acknowledged that the rate of rising unemployment in the UK is beginning to slow down, thus suggesting that unemployment as a whole is about to "bottom out".
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