Almost half of newly qualified teachers have found full-time permanent jobs since August, according to research.
The General Teaching Council for SCotland (GTCS) poll of probationer teachers said 45.1% had found permanent posts, compared with 24.9% a year ago.
Those with temporary full-time contracts fell from 34.2% to 24.5%.
The figures suggested employment rates were the best since 2006-07. However, GTC admitted the latest data was based on a poor response rate of 16.4%.
Only 306 teachers out of a possible 1,863 responded to the Spring 2013 survey."
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