Employers across every region of the country are expecting to take on more people over the next three months except in the South West.
The figures come from the recruitment group Manpower UK. Heavy reliance on tourism and a jobs boom in recent years means growth in the South West has ground to a halt.
Queen guitarist Brian May talks to our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme at Camp Badger in Williton, Somerset.
Lines around Yate have been reopened following a fatality on the line between Gloucester and Parkway.
Lines were closed at around 8:10 this morning after a person was hit by a train.
A person has been hit by a train between Gloucester and Bristol Parkway.
There is disruption to the cross country train between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester. All lines in the area are currently blocked. Services may be cancelled or delayed until around 09:45.
A person has been hit by a train between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester. All lines are blocked. Updates to follow.
One of leading opponents of the badger cull is in Somerset today.
Brian May has campaigned extensively against the cull and he'll be visiting Camp Badger, which has been set up by anti-cull protestors near Williton in Somerset. West Somerset is one of the locations for the cull.
Three men have been released on bail after a man was believed to have been thrown from a van in Gloucestershire on Sunday.
The 41 year old man from Bristol is in a life threatening condition in hospital. Three men were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, but have been released on bail until 10 November.
Brian May is visiting Gloucestershire today to protest against the pilot badger culls.
The Queen guitarist - who has long spoken out against the culls - will also travel to Somerset tomorrow to meet with protesters there.
Rosie Buckland, thought to be Laurie Lee's Rosie Green, has died just days before her 100th birthday.
Rosie, who lived in Cheltenham, died on Saturday. She said she was never sure whether she was in fact the 'Rosie' in Cider With Rosie, but would be proud to be.
Mrs Buckland’s maiden name was Gleed and was cousin to Laurie Lee, who died in 1997.
A man's in hospital with life-threatening injuries after it's believed he may have been thrown from a van.
A VW Transporter, registration number N125 AWE, was seen being driven the wrong way down a one-way street in Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire.
A short time later, around 9.30pm, paramedics were called to the High Street to treat the man for serious injuries. He's 41 and from Bristol.
Three men from the city are in police custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to call 101.