A strange thing has been happening in Western Australia ever since many predicted a crash for WA’s job market in the post-mining and resources boom era and focused on what was happening on the east coast.

With Australia’s unemployment rate continuing to show its unpredictability for March by dropping to 5.7 per cent despite analyst predictions, the biggest improvements were in the west where the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Western Australia fell from six per cent to 5.5 per cent. This result is all the…