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Bakersfield, California Job Growth

There were 273,200 jobs in Bakersfield, California in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 359,136 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield lost 1,300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 695 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bakersfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 273,200 -1,300 +6,800
CPS 359,136 -695 +3,008

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 June 2019 at 274,500. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 361,945 for Bakersfield in March 2019. 2,809 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Bakersfield, California Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 273,200 -1,300 359,136 -695
June 2019 274,500 1,400 359,831 -711
May 2019 273,100 1,500 360,542 -735
April 2019 271,600 800 361,277 -668
March 2019 270,800 300 361,945 450
February 2019 270,500 300 361,495 1,027
January 2019 270,200 500 360,468 1,109
December 2018 269,700 300 359,359 -61
November 2018 269,400 700 359,420 253
October 2018 268,700 -100 359,167 945
September 2018 268,800 300 358,222 1,097
August 2018 268,500 2,100 357,125 997