Bakersfield, California Job Growth
There were 264,300 jobs in Bakersfield, California in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 355,958 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield added 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,991 (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 August 2018 at 264,700. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 263,700 in September 2018, Bakersfield has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in October 2018 for Bakersfield is at a new high of 355,958.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bakersfield, California Employment History