The State of Massachusetts offers a “one-stop” career center for the unemployed in the state, and business is unfortunately booming for those employed by the center. The month of October 2008 showed an 111 per cent increase in the numbers of people seeking work in October of 2007. This past month, the center offered assistance to 28,072 people, up from 13,308 who sought help last year. Not surprisingly, this follows a year of steadily rising unemployment in the state. The unemployment number for October 2008 was 5.3 percent, while in 2007, the number was at 4.4 percent. Officials at the center say they often find 30 people lined up outside when they arrive for work at 8:30 a.m., and on some busy days, they have such a crowd that they have to close the center to new clients by 10 a.m., because they are not able to serve them that day. They have to instruct the clients to return the next day – and to perhaps try waiting in line before the doors open at 8:30. There are only two employees at the Quincy, Mass. center who are able to access the computer system to file new jobless insurance claims, according to the center director.