December 2018 Report
The unemployment rate in Kern County was 7.6 percent in December 2018, up from a revised 6.6 percent in November 2018, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.4 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.1 percent for California and 3.7 percent for the nation during the same period.
Y-o-Y, December 2018 saw an increase of 6,700 total jobs.
Note: January data will be available March 8, 2019
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Labor Force: 385,500
No. of Employed: 356,000
No. of Unemployed: 29,500
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
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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