Kern County unemployment numbers released

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Kern County’s unemployment numbers were released Friday showing a slight increase and still nearly double the national average.

The unemployment rate in Kern County was 6.6 percent last month. That’s up from 6.5 percent in September.

Last year, it was 7.3 percent. This compares to the state’s unemployment rate of 4 percent and the national rate of 3.5 percent.

For more on the statistics, click here.

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