It’s been pleasing to see the latest State of the State report from the CommSec. Western Australia in recent years has lingered towards the bottom of the report, however the tide is changing. WA is now in third spot and things are looking positive as the state moves ahead. Western Australia is now in third position on the performance rankings. WA ranks second on three indicators, this being relative unemployment, Dwelling starts and relative economic growth. Western Australia certainly has the momentum to jump higher on the ranks as Mining and its effect continue, while eyes will be on the skill shortage especially after the recent Cyclone Seroja.