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Unemployment numbers rise in Kern County

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 20:35:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Locally unemployment numbers were up according to the latest report released in June.

California reported that the unemployment rate in Kern County was 6.8 percent in June up from a revised 6.1 percent in May.

However, it's below the year-ago estimate of 11.3 percent which occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.0 percent for California and 3.8 percent for the nation during the same period.