The capital city has been central in driving business over the last many years, but its job ads fell.
"Regardless of background, everyone deserves to work in a safe, supportive and respectful environment."
Strong growth in exports over the projection period will support employment growth.
"Without such actions, the labour market will continue to struggle to provide the skills employers need."
“Agency work allows Aussies and Kiwis from all walks of life to take control of their lives by choosing when and where they will work."
“The trend in Canterbury and Auckland job ads remains downward, acting as a drag on the national figures."
The report has also found that there will be population growth and associated growth in domestic spending.
“The recent NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Survey (QSBO) reported patchy hiring over the last few months, including an especially weak result for manufacturers."