Published: Wed 13 Feb 2013
These may be tough economic times for families and businesses alike, but something unexpected has been happening in the jobs market.
Unemployment has been falling in recent months - and the number of people actually in work has risen to its highest level since records began.
ITV News Business Editor Laura Kuennsberg examines why in this age of austerity we are creating jobs. The answer, it seems, may lie in a shift in the way we work – with a growing number of people now now working part-time, through choice or necessity.