Kern County's oil industry layoffs: 'Worst of it is over'

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field, in Bakersfield, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The staggering drop in oil prices has forced layoffs for thousands of the industry's workers in Kern County.

According to the Western States Petroleum Association, 78,040 Central Valley residents are employed in petroleum-related positions.

Eyewitness News reporter Hanna Battah examines the economic status of the oil industry.

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