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Kern County's unemployment rate fell to 7.4% in November

California Jobs
Posted at 10:46 AM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 13:46:20-05

KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — Kern County's unemployment rate fell to 7.4% in November, according to the California's Employment Development Department.

The rate is lower than the 8.3% recorded in October. Overall, the county added 12,400 jobs from November of 2020, according to the EDD.

The trade, transportation and utilities industries saw the biggest gain in employment figures with 900 jobs add, while the leisure and hospitality industries saw the biggest losses with a decrease of 1,200 jobs, according to the EDD.

Government also added 800 jobs in November, according to the EDD.