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Kern unemployment rate in December lower than year before

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 16:06:55-05

New unemployment numbers out for December show improvement in the job market in Kern County.

The unemployment rate for December 2017 was 8.6 percent. However, a year to year comparison shows the unemployment rate was lower than the 10.2 rate in December 2016.

During the same time period, California saw a 4.2 percent unemployment rate compared with 3.9 percent for the nation. 

RELATED: Unemployment in Kern County takes slight dip from September to October of 2017