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Bakersfield ranks in top ten worst job markets for 2018

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 10:15:43-04

An article published by Zippia ranks Bakersfield as one of the worst job markets in America in 2018.

The article states researchers ranked 386 metro areas based on wage change, unemployment rate change and the current unemployment rate. Bakersfield ranked number seven out of the worst ten.

Here are their top ten for worst job markets:

  1. Ocean City, NJ
  2. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
  3. Cumberland, MD-WV
  4. Grants Pass, OR
  5. Bellingham, WA
  6. Hanford-Corcoran, CA
  7. Bakersfield, CA
  8. Wenatchee, WA
  9. Beckley, WV
  10. Salinas, CA