Job figures on the up

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PRIVATE sector job numbers have risen by more than one million since May 2010 according to the National Office for Statistics.

Figures just published show that the number of people in employment rose by 236,000 in the three months from May to July compared to the previous quarter and the number of people in private sector employment rose by 275,000.

The figures also revealed that 100,000 more workers were in full-time posts and unemployment fell by 7,000 during the same period.