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Unemployment rate for Kern at 11.3% in December, up 2% from November

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 13:59:58-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The unemployment rate in Kern County was 11.3% in December 2020, up from a revised 9.4% in November 2020, according to the state Employment Development Department.

This compares to the unadjusted unemployment rate of 8.8% for the state and 6.5% for the nation during the same period. Kern's unemployment estimate a year ago was 7.1%.