February’s three-day Covid-19 lockdown in Auckland appears to have had a knock-on effect on the city’s job market, Stuff reports. Employment website Seek reveals job ads fell 3 per cent in Auckland during February, compared to the previous month, although nationally they fell only a marginal 0.3 per cent. Janet Faulding, Seek’s NZ general manager, said February’s community outbreak in Auckland pressed pause on some employers’ hiring intentions, but the decrease nationally had been small due to “the recruitment boom that typically kicks off the new year.”