|The barometer surveyed a total of 105 recruitment and employment agencies.
about the research, Donald MacRae, chief economist at the bank, told
bbc.co.uk: "The number of people appointed to both permanent and
temporary jobs rose sharply while the number of vacancies increased
strongly, reflecting strong demand from employers. These results show
business confidence in Scotland is on the increase and suggest the
recovery will continue in 2014."
Finance secretary John Swinney
also claimed that figures relating to Scotland's gross domestic product
showed that the country's economy is continuing to grow stronger and
that several industries, such as manufacturing, services and
construction are excelling currently.
This latest data also
showed that the government is "creating the right conditions for
sustained long-term employment in Scotland", according to Scotland
Office minister in the UK government, David Mundell.
Private-sector employment has increased by over 75,000 jobs in the last year and by over 107,000 since 2010.