LMI for Bakersfield MSA, California
This page contains current and historical labor market information for Bakersfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), California, which is comprised of Kern County.
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) is a geographical area with a population of 50,000 or more, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. Visit MSA Definition for more information. Questions about these data and the local area economy should be directed to the Local Labor Market Consultant assigned to this area.
- Bakersfield MSA Press Release (PDF)
- Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Labor Force Data Kern County (Excel)
- Cities and Places Labor Force Data Kern County (Excel)
- Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA) Labor Force Data
Projections of Employment estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the State and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually.
Long-Term Occupational Projections
The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them. The wage data has not been validated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and are not official BLS data series; however, EDD Labor Market Information Division feels that the additional information is useful to users of our wage data.
The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by California Unemployment Insurance laws. The QCEW program serves as a near census of monthly employment and quarterly wage information at the state and county levels and provides the most detailed industry data available. The QCEW data is usually published six months after the end of the quarter. The QCEW data is not available at the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) geographic level except for areas where the MSA consists of a single county and data can be accessed for the county as a substitute. For more information about QCEW data visit QCEW Data in the Data Library or QCEW Information.
For additional information, visit the LMI by Subject webpage.