Prime Minister David Cameron has tweeted that more people will have a "brighter future" after employment numbers were released by the Office for National Statistics:
A record rise in employment for last 3 months. 5500 more people in work each day. All with the security of a pay packet and brighter future.
Today we reached a major milestone in our #LongTermEconomicPlan: 2 million new private sector jobs since 2010. More security for people.
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