Unemployment rate in Kern holds steady

The unemployment rate in Kern County remains at 10.3% last month, unchanged from October.
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The unemployment rate in Kern County held steady at 10.3% last month, unchanged from October.

Overall the unemployment rate continues to drop.  It was around 11.8% around this time last year.  A total of 400 farm and construction jobs were lost in our area.

Across the nation, California, Texas and Indiana reported the largest job gains in November as hiring improved across the country.

Still, nearly 1.6 million people remained unemployed in our state.

 
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