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Kern County GDP decreases to $35.8 billion

A 6.5% decrease of its GDP
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Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 20:45:41-04

Kern County saw a decrease of 6.5 percent in its GDP, bringing the total GDP to $35.8 billion from $38.3 billion in 2014.

Kern County is ranked 76 in the nation for current GDP and ninth in the state of California. The county was ranked seventh in 2014.

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Bakersfield surpassed the average national growth percentage in six categories:

  1.  Government
  2. Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
  3. Educational services, health care and social assistance
  4. Information
  5. Nondurable-goods manufacturing
  6. Natural resources and mining