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Number of job vacancies rises to 15 year high and salaries increase at fastest rate since November 2007


There was fresh evidence of the economic recovery gathering momentum today as figures showed the number of job vacancies rose at the fastest pace for 15 years last month.

Economic researchers Markit found demand for staff increased at its sharpest rate since July 1998 driven by demand in the private sector, which significantly outpaced demand for staff in the public sector.

The survey of recruitment consultants for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG found the number of people in permanent or temporary roles continued to rise in November.