The Bakersfield MSA (i.e., Kern County) ranked as the 13th most resilient economy in the U.S. (out of 384 metros), according to a March 2020 study by Chmura Economics.  The economics and analytics firm measured the anticipated negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic could have on jobs in a region, based upon the mix of local industry sectors and local areas’ policies in reaction to the crisis.

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