Despite continued predictions that jobs in the construction sector in Australia have peaked and concerns about the impact recent global events might have on the construction sector, the October Employment statistics show a slightly different picture, with employers showing greater levels of optimism via increased hiring activity.

The national unemployment figure remained steady at 5.6 per cent, with 9,800 new jobs added to the economy last month. This was made up of an increase of 41,500 full time jobs and a loss of 31,700 part time jobs. These figures show again just how much the number of…