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LMI for Kern County, California

The files listed below are for Kern County, California, which is also known as the Bakersfield Metropolitan Statistical Division. Some data are available only at the Metropolitan Division level. Questions about these data and the local area economy may be addressed to the Local Labor Market Consultant.

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County Profile

Kern County
An overview of local labor market information including employment and unemployment, industry data, wages, consumer price index and more!

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Unemployment Rates and Labor Force

  • Bakersfield MSA Press Release (PDF)
  • Bakersfield MSA Labor Force Data (Excel)
  • Current Month Labor Force Data for Cities and Census Designated Places (Excel)
  • Labor Force Data Search Tool
  • Unemployment Rate and Labor Force Information
  • Interactive Unemployment Rate and Labor Force Maps
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    Industry Employment Data

    The EDDs Labor Market Information Division provides an overview of the Industry Employment Data in Kern County.

    (Downloadable Excel Files)

    Area Monthly Data Annual Average
    Selected MSAs (Seasonally Adjusted) 1990–1999
    Not Available
    Bakersfield MSA 1990–1999

    Use the Industry Employment - Official Monthly Estimates (or CES) tool to search data.

    Employment Projections by Industry:
    Projections of Employment estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the State and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually.

    Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (Based on NAICS Classification):

    Agricultural Employment in California is produced monthly for California and six regions in the state.  Kern County is in the San Joaquin Valley Region.

    Additional Industry Data

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    Occupational Data

    Find occupational data for Kern County on wages, projections of employment by occupation, and other occupational resources.

    Occupational Wages:

    Projections of Employment by Occupation:
    Kern County Occupational Projections

    Additional Occupational Data Resources

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    Economic Indicator Resources

    Resources and tools available for data relating to economic indicating factors for Kern County.

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    Data for Affirmative Action/EEO Plans

    The Data for Affirmative Action/EEO Plans page provides information on Census population, labor force data, and summary occupational information for use in developing affirmative action programs, also known as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

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    WIA Planning Information Packet

    The Workforce Information Act (WIA) Planning Information Packets were developed to aid local organizations in identifying the needs of target groups in order to make appropriate resource allocations for employment and training activities.

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    Population Data Resources

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