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Kern County's unemployment rate drops to 8.3%

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 15:20:07-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — The unemployment rate in Kern County dropped to 8.3% in February, down from a revised 8.8% in January 2022, said the California Employment Development Department on Friday.

According to preliminary numbers, Kern County added 1,800 jobs in February.

The rate is also lower than it was a year ago when it was 11.9%. California's rate fell to 5.4% after employers added 138,100 jobs in February.