The UK's unemployment figures are improving because the country has the most flexible labour market in Europe.
This is according to Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
He says that current employment figures are now only 96,000 off what they were before the start of the recession and this is testament to the ways in which firms have adapted during testing time.
Indeed, better use of contractors and other flexible workers has played a major role in the recent upturn in figures.
However, Mr Green warned that the upward trend could be difficult to maintain in the near future because of continued uncertainty in the eurozone and the fact that thousands of new graduates and school leavers will soon be added the official figures.
He predicts that the economic recovery could happen in a "zigzag" fashion, with things getting worse and the getting better.