The number of people getting permanent jobs last month in the Midlands was the highest in the country, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG said.
Temporary job positions also increased at the fastest rate for 15 years.
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Cold with clear spells in southeast at first, cloud across the rest of the region then spreading to all parts.
Milder but breezy with a good deal of cloud and one or two brighter intervals further east.