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Kern County unemployment numbers show another rise

Posted at 11:38 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 14:39:36-04

The latest unemployment numbers in Kern County show another rise in claims.

County Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop tweeted more than 11,300 claims were filed in Kern County the week of July 18th. That's an increase of more than 300 from the week before.

In June the local unemployment rate was 17.5-percent, slightly down from May 2020.

One year ago the rate was 8-percent.