Small business revenue, jobs rose in February

Staff reporters
Tue, 30 Mar 2021

Staff reporters
Tue, 30 Mar 2021
Jobs and revenue in New Zealand's small businesses rose in February, although Auckland's latest covid-related lockdown did have a negative impact on jobs.Figures provided by small-business-software provider Xero showed revenue in February was up 1.5% from a year earlier and jobs were up 1.8% compared with the first week of March last year, so up from pre-crisis levels.Xero managing director for NZ and the Pacific Islands Craig Hudson said the overall growth was encouraging, especially in the wake of recent declining GDP data – the...

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