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Bakersfield, California Job Growth

There were 264,500 jobs in Bakersfield, California in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 359,755 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield added 800 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 890 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bakersfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 264,500 +800 +4,800
CPS 359,755 +890 +6,669

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bakersfield, California Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bakersfield as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Bakersfield, California

CES employment for Bakersfield in November 2016 is at a new high of 264,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 360,085 for Bakersfield in February 2016. 330 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 353,072, Bakersfield has added 6,683 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Bakersfield, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 264,500 800 359,755 890
October 2016 263,700 300 358,865 1,580
September 2016 263,400 900 357,285 635
August 2016 262,500 200 356,650 -65
July 2016 262,300 2,699 356,715 3,643
June 2016 259,600 -2,699 353,072 -2,450
May 2016 262,300 -600 355,522 -2,389
April 2016 262,900 1,400 357,911 -1,154
March 2016 261,500 399 359,065 -1,020
February 2016 261,100 -699 360,085 3,047
January 2016 261,800 1,000 357,038 3,496
December 2015 260,800 1,100 353,542 456