Bakersfield, California Job Growth
There were 278,100 jobs in Bakersfield, California in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 359,190 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield added 1,400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,695 (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 February 2020 at 280,300. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 245,200 in May 2020, Bakersfield has gained 32,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 362,384 for Bakersfield in February 2020. 3,194 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 309,807, Bakersfield has added 49,383 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bakersfield, California Employment History