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County's unemployment numbers down in February from 2017

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 17:49:21-04

The unemployment rate in Kern County is down compared to this time last year, according to a report from the Employment Development Department.

The data shows that the unemployment rate in February stood at 9.6%, up slightly from January's number's this year. That number is also 2% below last year's estimate of 11.4% unemployment.

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The data also shows that Kern County's highest unemployment rate in two years was back in March 2016 at 12% and reached a record low last October.

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