The impact of the current downturn in residential construction throughout Australia continues to flow through to the sector’s workforce, with the latest report showing that the oversupply of tradespeople throughout the country has worsened.

In the June quarter, the HIA Trades Availability Index rose 0.5 points to come in at 0.24 – the highest level on record in more than three years (any value above 0.00 indicates an oversupply of the particular trade in question), according to the HIA Trades Report released by the Housing…