The Scottish labour market continued to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in February, with hiring activity rising, according to the Royal Bank of ScotlandReport on Jobs .
The number of people looking for temporary work continued to rise, as more people lost their jobs.
While the market is on an upward trend, uncertainty is discouraging people from moving jobs, leading to wage stagnation.
This was the 11th consecutive monthly rise in people looking for temporary jobs.
Hiring activity rose last month, with upturns in both permanent and temporary placements, as businesses adapted to Covid-19 restrictions, RBS found.
The report showed that starting salaries rose at a much slower pace during February.
While the demand for permanent staff increased for the first time in a year, the supply of candidates dipped, with recruiters saying people were reluctant to pursue new roles due to heightened uncertainty.