Kern County Ranks In the Top 10 for Economic Recovery in the U.S.

brookingslogoThe Metro Monitor tracks the performance of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas on four indicators: jobs, unemployment, output (gross product), and home prices. The analysis of these indicators is focused on change during three time periods: the recession, the recovery, and the combination of the two (recession + recovery). The determination of each time period is place- and indicator-specific, with the recession for a given indicator being defined by the period from its metro-specific “peak” to its “trough” and the recovery being defined by the period from its “trough” to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Kern’s Overall Economic Performance

Performance on changes in jobs, unemployment, output (gross product), and house prices.

Brookings Rankings

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Brookings Jobs

Industrial Specialization and Job Changes in the Bakersfield Metro Area

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Brookings Unemployment

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