As the home building recovery gathers momentum, employment within the construction industry in Australia has hit its highest level in the nearly 30 years since records have been kept tracking these numbers.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics indicates that the total number of people employed in the building sector throughout the nation rose by 1.5 per cent in the three months to August, coming in at 1.047 million – the highest number since the ABS…