Employment Statistics

June 2019 Report

The unemployment rate in Kern County was 8.0 percent in June 2019, up from a revised 7.2 percent in May 2019, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.4 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.1 percent for California and 3.8 percent for the nation during the same period.

Y-o-Y, May 2019 saw an increase of 8,600 total jobs.

Note: July data will be available August 16, 2019

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Labor Force: 390,400

No. of Employed: 359,100

No. of Unemployed: 31,300

Unemployment Rate: 8.0 %






















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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