WEST Australian employers are the most confident about hiring new workers over the next three months, according to a new national survey. Recruitment agency Hudson Global Resources released its latest Employment Expectations report today, showing WA remained the most buoyant state, with 43.9 per cent of respondents expecting to add new jobs, a drop 1.3 percentage points from the preceding quarter. Employers planning to cut staff dropped 1.1 percentage points to 3.7 per cent, the lowest in the nation. WA led the other resource-rich state of Queensland, with 37.6 per cent of employers expecting to put on new workers, up 2.2 percentage points. Both outstripped the national average of 21.7 per cent, down four percentage points. Hudson WA general manager Bruce Henderson said employment in the state was being driven by mining and resources investment. "Jobs are being driven by new projects that are still under construction, as well as existing assets that are expanding or in ramp-up mode," he said. "This is creating additional demand for roles in a wide variety of industries that support the mining sector."