BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 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.
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One person is dead after they were ejected from their vehicle on the I-5 on Sunday.
The 5th Annual Media Music Jam raised approximately $70,000 on Saturday to aid Kern County residents battling cancer.
Bakersfield police are searching for a runaway juvenile who is considered "at-risk" due to a mental condition.
Classic cars, hotrods and modern toys were parked in Northeast Bakersfield luring in car enthusiasts.