Employment Statistics

December 2016 Report

According to the Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for December 2016 in Kern County was 9.9 percent, up from a revised 9.1 percent in November 2016, and below the year-ago estimate of 10.4 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 5.0 percent for California and 4.5 percent for the nation during the same period.

Y-o-Y, December2016 saw an increase of 3,800 total jobs.

Note: January data will be available March 3, 2017
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Labor Force: 391,400

No. of Employed: 352,500

No. of Unemployed: 38,900

Unemployment Rate: 9.9% 

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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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Spring 2013 runway collections riff on Southern California style

Watching the spring runway collections, whether I was sitting at a cheap michael kors runway show cheap Michael Kors in the crumbling Beekman Palace in New York City or at a 13th century convent in Paris, I was dreaming of California.

It wasn’t just homesickness, though after weeks on the road, that could have been part of it. I was thinking about how the clothes would play here, how they might have been influenced by the vision of casual luxe that California has exported to the world, and how they might have been inspired by the landscape, art, architecture and attitude of this Michael Kors handbag outlet incredible place.

Some of the references were overt.

Michael Kors name checked modernist California architects Richard Neutra and John Lautner in the show notes for his collection, a graphic take on 1960s inspired glamour with shades of sunshine yellow, palm green and poppy red, and bold checks and stripes. The crystal blue cloud and swimming pool prints on cheap michael kors satin trousers, shorts and dresses brought to mind the postcard vistas framed by the indoor outdoor homes nestled in the desert and the hills.

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London designer Holly Fulton tapped SoCal surf and skate culture, citing Patti McGee, the first women’s national skateboard champion in Santa Monica in 1965, as an inspiration for brightly patterned board shorts and rockabilly raffia cheap Michael Kors and plastic dresses with floral motifs.

Then there were collections that got me thinking of home in a more abstract way.

At Rochas, dreamy, feminine pencil skirts, bra tops and high waist swimsuits, set to a soundtrack of nostalgic Beach Boys tunes, conjured images of the halcyon days of summer and feelings of the fresh faced optimism of the West Coast. Raf Simons’ 21st century red carpet dresses for Dior, with their iridescent fabrics and super short hem lengths, crackled with the electricity of Hollywood’s next big thing. And at Celine, it was something totally different slouchy satin pants, twist front tunic tops and fur lined, Birkenstock like sandals that signaled stealth wealth.

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