Say, hypothetically, one was thinking about moving to the U.S. of wonderful A. for about 5 years and working, as one would (hopefully with a better chance than they had here), would the beginning of a recession necessarily be the right time to go about it… hrmmmm…. although, house prices are ace right now…

Jobs weak, unemployment soars
Employers add fewer to payrolls than forecast and jobless rate hits 5%, boosting expectations for aggressive Fed rate cut.
By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer
January 4 2008: 9:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Employers added far fewer jobs in December while the unemployment rate shot up to a two-year high, according to a government report Friday that showed a job market much weaker than Wall Street had expected.

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