Bakersfield, California Job Growth
There were 257,500 jobs in Bakersfield, California in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 342,369 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield added 2,700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 761 (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 280,000. Since then 22,500 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 246,700 in May 2020, Bakersfield has gained 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 367,046 for Bakersfield in December 2019. 24,677 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 298,750, Bakersfield has added 43,619 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bakersfield, California Employment History