Employment Statistics

June 2018 Report

The unemployment rate in Kern County was 8.7  percent in June 2018, up from a revised 7.7 percent in May 2018, and below the year-ago estimate of 9.2 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.7 percent for California and 3.6 percent for the nation during the same period.

Y-o-Y, May 2018 saw an increase of 1,600 total jobs.

Note: July data will be available August 17, 2018
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Labor Force: 387, 300

No. of Employed: 353,500

No. of Unemployed: 33,800

Unemployment Rate: 8.7%























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.

For detailed reports and past statistics, visit our Resources pageLabor & Industry Data.