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Employment at its Highest Level Since 2008
Published: 21st February 2017
Employment volumes have risen by 65,100 (3.3%) in the year to the fourth quarter of 2016, the 17th successive quarter of annual employment growth.
The level of employment is now at its highest since 2008. All of the employment growth in the final quarter of last year was due to increases in full-time employment – another positive development.
Employment growth remains broadly based, with increases recorded in all 14 sectors measured by the CSO.