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Unemployment rises in Kern County

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-26 20:43:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The unemployment rate in Kern County has increased.

The state reported that the unemployment rate in Kern County was 6.8 percent in June up from a revised 6.1 percent in May. However, it's below the year-ago estimate of 11.3 percent.

This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.0 percent for California and 3.8 percent for the nation during the same period.