According to two of the largest online job hunting sites, vacancies continue to grow.
Trade Me said the number of jobs advertised in the past three months increased by just over 5% compared with a year ago.
New job advertisements on Seek are also up by about 5%.
Trade Me said the growth is being driven by Auckland and Christchurch, with Auckland accounting for more than one-third of the country's job vacancies.
Seek said the employment market started the year strongly with demand for labour rising steadily.
Trade Me Jobs said most advertisements were for jobs in Auckland and Christchurch. In Wellington ads dropped 7.2% even as applications rose by 13.9%.