Employment Statistics

October 2018 Report

The unemployment rate in Kern County was 6.6 percent in October 2018, up from a revised 6.5 percent in September 2018, and below the year-ago estimate of 7.5 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.0 percent for California and 3.5 percent for the nation during the same period.

Y-o-Y, October 2018 saw an increase of 5,000 total jobs.

Note: November data will be available December 22, 2018
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Labor Force: 390,900

No. of Employed: 365,200

No. of Unemployed: 25,700

Unemployment Rate: 6.6%























Notes: Data not adjusted for seasonality. Data may not add due to rounding. Labor force data are revised month to month. Additional data are available online at Employment Development Department.

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