Sven & Ole worked together and both were laid off, so off they went to the unemployment office.
Asked his occupation, Ole said, "Panty stitcher; I sew the elastic on to cotton panties." The clerk looked up panty stitcher finding it as unskilled labor, she gave Ole $300 a week unemployment pay.
Sven was asked his occupation. "Diesel fitter," he replied. Since diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Sven $600 per week unemployment. When Ole found out he was furious. He stormed into the unemployment office to find out why his friend and coworker was collecting double his pay. The clerk explained that panty stitchers were unskilled and diesel fitters were skilled labor.
"What skill?" yelled Ole, " I sew the elastic on, Sven pulls it over his head and says, "Yep, diesel fitter'".