As the benefits of the housing recovery in Australia flow through to the building sector’s workforce, new figures show a rise in job vacancies throughout the industry, though the number of vacancies are not overly high relative to recent historical levels.

Published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the latest data shows the number of job vacancies that existed within the construction sector throughout Australia rose by 4,000 from 9,900 as at November this year to 13,900 as at the end of February (not seasonally adjusted), and are 1,100 higher than…