Kern County Unemployment Office

Find Kern County California unemployment offices, including state, federal, and department of labor offices. Unemployment offices provide information on unemployment eligibility and status, compensation, and filing weekly unemployment claims or benefits.


Delano Career Services Center 1816 Cecil Avenue Delano CA 93215


Lake Isabella Career Services Center 6401 Lake Isabella Boulevard Lake Isabella CA 93240

Lamont Career Services Center 8300 Segrue Road Lamont CA 93241

Mojave Career Services Center 2300 Highway 58 Business Mojave CA 93501

Oildale Career Services Center 200 China Grade Loop Bakersfield CA 93308

Ridgecrest Career Services Center 1400 North Norma Street Ridgecrest CA 93555

Shafter Career Services Center 113 Central Valley Highway Shafter CA 93263

Southeast Career Services Center 1600 East Belle Terrace Bakersfield CA 93307

Veterans Service Department 1120 Golden State Avenue Bakersfield CA 93301

About Kern County Unemployment Offices

Kern County Unemployment Offices are branch locations of the California State agency responsible for administering the state's unemployment insurance and unemployment compensation programs in Kern County, CA. Kern County unemployment benefits are temporary monetary payments made to individuals who have lost their jobs, usually due to layoffs.

You may contact the Unemployment Office for questions about:
  • Applying/Filing for Kern County unemployment benefits
  • Making an unemployment insurance claim
  • Collecting and receiving benefits
  • California unemployment eligibility
  • Amount and duration for claiming benefits
Kern County Unemployment

Kern County Unemployment Offices may be referred to as the Kern County Office of Unemployment Compensation, the Kern County Office of Unemployment Insurance, or a similar name. Unemployment Offices are organized by the California Department of Labor. In many cases, the Office may be consolidated in the same agency responsible for workforce development. These agencies are usually located in several field offices or regional offices throughout CA.

Unemployment Eligibility

In order to receive Kern County Unemployment benefits, a worker must meet eligibility requirements, have a recent earnings history and must be actively seeking to find employment. The self-employed and individuals who are unable to work, or those who were fired or dismissed from their job, quit their job, or have turned down opportunities to work, are generally ineligible for unemployment benefits in California.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Kern County Unemployment benefits are calculated to replace a percentage of the recipient's previous earnings, up to a maximum weekly amount. The maximum benefit may be determined, in part, on whether the recipient has dependents. The duration individuals may collect benefits for in Kern County is usually up to 26 weeks, though in some circumstances, such as a prolonged or severe economic downturn, the benefits may be extended.

Filing for Unemployment in Kern County

Kern County Unemployment Offices receive applications from individuals filing claims for collecting unemployment benefits. In addition to reviewing an individual's application materials, an interview with the applicant may also be conducted. Kern County Unemployment benefits specialists will determine eligibility for benefits based on the individual's earnings history, the cause or circumstances around the individual's unemployment, and other factors.

Unemployment Appeal

Kern County Unemployment Offices verify information with employers and conduct hearings processes in cases where applicants have filed appeals after having been denied benefits. Unemployment Offices also calculate California Unemployment benefits amounts and monitor compliance with any applicable job search or job training requirements.