Job Agencies See Their Business Boom  
11/17/2008 3:36:11 PM

Miami Herald -- Here's an economic indicator you won't hear about on CNBC: Call it the Employment Office Parking Lot Index. ''If I happen to be late for work, I cannot park,'' said Carl Alexis, director of the West Miami-Dade employment office on Southwest 97th Avenue. With the number of South Florida jobless up 53 percent in the past 12 months, to 183,000, employment offices -- called ''career centers'' -- are one of the few places where business is booming.