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Australia's Latest Import: U.S. Electricians

Australia's Latest Import: U.S. Electricians
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One of the benefits of international travel is that you get to read about various issues from different perspectives. What you learn can be eye-opening.

Consider the “jobs” story. In the U.S., the jobs story is about unemployment: more than 8 percent of the workforce unemployed for 40 straight months. The story is similar in much of Europe, with unemployment across the EU averaging 11.1 percent in July.