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Bakersfield, California Job Growth

There were 270,600 jobs in Bakersfield, California in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 362,629 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,582 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bakersfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 270,600 +400 +6,500
CPS 362,629 +1,582 +8,671

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 270,600.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Bakersfield is at a new high of 362,629.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Bakersfield, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 270,600 400 362,629 1,582
January 2019 270,200 500 361,047 1,419
December 2018 269,700 300 359,628 -787
November 2018 269,400 700 360,415 4,533
October 2018 268,700 -100 355,882 1,915
September 2018 268,800 300 353,967 3,510
August 2018 268,500 2,100 350,457 233
July 2018 266,400 -1,000 350,224 -170
June 2018 267,400 1,300 350,394 471
May 2018 266,100 600 349,923 -1,280
April 2018 265,500 700 351,203 -2,007
March 2018 264,800 700 353,210 -748