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Ever thought about changing your job? That isn’t the case for many well educated and established professionals who are skilled technicians, architects, doctors, engineers, or those who have managed to choose the right career.

Then there are those less fortunate individuals who have lower paying salaries, work part-time, service or labor employment that hardly pays enough, if at all to have a civilized life to bring up children and supply their needs.

Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. fell last week as the labor market continues to show strength despite some weakness in other parts of the economy.

The number of Americans filing for jobless claims for the week ending April 22 fell by 16,000 to 230,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

The four-week moving average of claims, which flattens some of the week-to-week volatility, fell by 6,000 to 236,000. At the start of the year, weekly claims were running around 200,000 and they have gradually moved higher.

Overall, in North America (USA), 1.86 million people were collecting unemployment benefits the week that ended April 15, 3,000 fewer than the previous week. However, in South America’s Brazil there is another story to tell.

A new record of more than 21.6 million families were receiving benefits (aid) last December in Brazil, making the month another historical record for unemployment support. As a permanent income transfer program of the Ministry of Citizenship Brazil there is a need for more job opportunities, and better earning potential.

In Chicago, IL they are offering $28.99 per hour full time (40 hours week) which mean around $1.159 per week or $4,983 per month. In other words, approximately R$21.500,00 Brazilian reais per calendar month.

Bearing in mind a Ford Mustang will set you back over half a million reais in Brazil, Chicago may seem like a good place to live when you could purchase one for around R$166.000,00.

Brazilians choose where to live. Some run abroad. However, not everything is greener on the other side. I've made my choice!

Have a great day!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

Greener on the other side of the pitch (idiom) = When someone says the grass is greener on the other side, they mean the things we don't have seem better than the things we have.

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