Boom Times At Central Casting

Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

California's unemployment rate has soared to a record high, 11.5 percent. Even if people have jobs, many of them are seeing their hours cut.

Boom Times at Central Casting
Many of Cali's newly unemployed are looking for work as Hollywood extras. CNBC's Jane Wells stops by Central Casting and finds it's standing room only.

Many of the newly unemployed are looking for extra work as...extras.

I stopped by the legendary Central Casting this week to find a standing-room-only crowd. (Watch the accompanying video for more...)


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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.