Bakersfield, California Job Growth
There were 293,000 jobs in Bakersfield, California in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 366,141 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield added 1,200 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 478 (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 in May 2023 is at a new high of 293,000.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 367,326 for Bakersfield in November 2022. 1,185 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bakersfield, California Employment History