Unemployment rate in New Zealand decline to 6% during the first three month of current year, compared with the previous reading 7.3% during last quarter ended in December, which revised to 7.1%, and the current reading is better than analyst's expectations that referred to as previous reading.

Moreover, employment change (QoQ) in New Zealand rose to 1% during the first quarter of current year, compared with the previous reading -0.1%, which revised to 0.1%, while analyst's forecasts referred to 0.2%.

New Zealand's employment change (YoY) declined to -0.1% on yearly during the first quarter, which compared with previous reading -2.4%, while forecast referred to -1.2%.