Bakersfield, California Job Growth
There were 259,600 jobs in Bakersfield, California in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 350,979 employed persons for the month. Bakersfield lost 199 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,231 (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 2018 at 261,000. Since then 1,399 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 355,077 for Bakersfield in October 2014. 4,098 jobs have been lost in Bakersfield since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 345,411, Bakersfield has added 5,568 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bakersfield, California Employment History