Bakersfield, California Job Growth
There were 244,900 jobs in Bakersfield, California in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 309,063 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield lost 30,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 46,011 (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 January 2020 at 278,200. Since then 33,300 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 367,046 for Bakersfield in December 2019. 57,983 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bakersfield, California Employment History