Jobs creation spreading to more regions - CBI
The CBI today commented on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 177,000 and unemployment fell by 48,000 in the three months to September.
Neil Carberry, CBI Director of Employment and Skills, said:
"Further signs of recovery can clearly be seen in these jobs figures. Unemployment is falling faster and businesses have taken on 124,000 more employees in full-time work.
"It is really pleasing to see more regions benefiting from job creation.
"It's clear that pay restraint is continuing to underpin employment growth. We expect wages to pick up next year, but sustained growth must come first to protect jobs.”
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