Online job adverts in Britain increased by 4% in the week to March 3 compared with the previous week, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday.

The total number of online job adverts was 20% lower than the level seen in the same period last year, the ONS said, citing data from online job search engine Adzuna.

The Bank of England is closely monitoring Britain's labour market for signs of further inflationary pressure. (Reporting by Suban Abdulla; editing by David Milliken)