Figures from dear old Monster reveal that while public and community sector recruitment has declined (along with the defence industry), overall the picture's good:
The declines in these areas, however, did not manage to spoil the overall figures, which showed positive annual growth across 15 of the 21 industry sectors measured. Topping the list was recruitment for the transport, post and logistics sector, which experienced a 36 per cent increase.
So yes, the private is creating jobs. Just like they said it would.