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Boom Times At Central Casting

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.



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.

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