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More U.S. Job-Hunters Try Australia

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First Posted: 12/27/10 06:01 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Wall Street Journal:

SYDNEY--Australia's economic boom is spurring a steady stream of unexpected visitors looking for work: Americans.
U.S. citizens are heading to Australia in small but growing numbers as near-10% unemployment at home drives more to look for jobs Down Under, where China's thirst for iron ore and energy is transforming the Pacific nation into an economic powerhouse.
Daniel Davila, a 23-year-old timber floorer from Camarillo, Calif.--a Los Angeles suburb knee-deep in the Golden State's housing dust bowl--made the 14-hour move across the Pacific two years ago.

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