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Jobs growth hits 16-year high in 2021

Andy Fyers
Wed, 12 Jan 2022

Jobs growth hits 16-year high in 2021
There are 8.6% more construction jobs compared to one year ago. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Andy Fyers
Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Despite months of covid-related lockdowns in Auckland, the New Zealand economy continued to add jobs at pace in 2021.The number of filled jobs grew by 4.3% in the 12 months to November, the highest annual growth rate since 2005.ANZ economists said the numbers suggested unemployment could yet fall further from 3.4% – they had been forecasting a slight lift to 3.5% on the back of the Delta disruption.RegionsIn fact, filled jobs growth in Auckland was greater than the national figure, up by 4.7% – despite the lockdowns and Auckland'...

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