A study has found Christchurch residents are more likely to have jobs and be earning higher wages than people in similar jobs in other parts of the country.
MOTU Economic and Public Policy Research Trust has been looking at the effects of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes on employees.
It found that workers have "bounced back from short-term job loss and are now more likely to have jobs, less likely to be on the dole, and have higher earnings on average than similar workers elsewhere."
Not everyone is doing well. The study found women aged 25 to 54 and lower-skilled women had "persistently lower earnings."