Employment Statistics

April 2019 Report

The unemployment rate in Kern County was 8.4 percent in April 2019, down from a revised 10.0 percent in March 2019, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.6 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.9 percent for California and 3.3 percent for the nation during the same period.

Y-o-Y, March 2019 saw an increase of 12,400 total jobs.

Note: May data will be available June 21, 2019
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Labor Force: 385,500

No. of Employed: 353,200

No. of Unemployed: 32,200

Unemployment Rate: 8.4 %






















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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