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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It will be very warm today with some thundery showers.
It will be cloudier and less hot than yesterday but with thundery showers for some.