The number of people in work has now risen to 32.25 million. That's 168,000 more than for August to October 2017 and 402,000 more than for a year earlier, says the Office for National Statistics.
The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 75.3%, higher than for a year earlier (74.6%) and the joint highest since comparable records began in 1971.
According to Geraint Johnes, research director at the Work Foundation and professor of economics at Lancaster University Management School, the latest wage growth figures are something to celebrate.
“Encouraging news on pay includes the 2.8% rise in total pay on the preferred measure, this being driven by gains in manufacturing and, particularly, construction," he said.
"Alongside the drop in consumer price inflation announced yesterday, this heralds an early end to the squeeze on real earnings. Meanwhile, the 182,000 rise in full-time employees in employment figure signals a labour market that continues to grow.”'
You can see why the BBC wouldn't like that on the News Home page, it would run counter to their economy doom and gloom message as pushed day in and day out by them for and with the Labour Party and the EU elite.