Bloomberg. A deserted marina in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday, March 1, 2021. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a lockdown for its largest city Auckland on Feb. 27 while authorities investigate a new case of Covid-19 in the community. Photographer: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- New Zealands unemployment rate unexpectedly fell in the first quarter as the economys recovery boosted business confidence and hiring.