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Bakersfield, California Job Growth

There were 253,500 jobs in Bakersfield, California in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,125 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield lost 0 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 785 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bakersfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 253,500 0 -23,800
CPS 334,125 -785 -32,152

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 January 2020 at 278,200. Since then 24,700 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 237,600 in April 2020, Bakersfield has gained 15,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 367,046 for Bakersfield in December 2019. 32,921 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 298,750, Bakersfield has added 35,375 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Bakersfield, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 253,500 0 334,125 -785
October 2020 253,500 2,700 334,910 18,957
September 2020 250,800 -1,400 315,953 -549
August 2020 252,200 5,400 316,502 9,046
July 2020 246,800 -300 307,456 859
June 2020 247,100 7,300 306,597 7,847
May 2020 239,800 2,200 298,750 -5,930
April 2020 237,600 -38,200 304,680 -50,394
March 2020 275,800 -2,400 355,074 -10,467
February 2020 278,200 0 365,541 389
January 2020 278,200 1,600 365,152 -1,894
December 2019 276,600 -700 367,046 769