Bakersfield, California Job Growth
There were 257,700 jobs in Bakersfield, California in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 351,811 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield added 599 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bakersfield job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in July 2015 at 259,399. Since then 1,699 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 254,000 in August 2016, Bakersfield has gained 3,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 360,085 for Bakersfield in February 2016. 8,274 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bakersfield, California Employment History