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Bakersfield lost 2,000 oil-related jobs since October 2015

Posted at 4:33 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 19:33:06-05

Oil jobs in Bakersfield are down almost 20% from last year, according to new stats released by the California Employment Development Department.

Bakersfield lost 2,000 oil-related jobs since last October, a change of more than 19%.

But other industries are making up for those losses.

Our labor force actually grew by 1% since this time last year. The biggest gains were in real estate and city government jobs.