Published: 11:13, 12 June 2018
| Updated: 12:13, 12 June 2018
Unemployment figures across the county fell for the first time in seven months in May.
In April, the total number of people on either jobseeker's allowance or universal credit stood at 22,450, according to the Office for National Statistics.
But last month that dipped down to 21,925.
That equates to a 2.3% drop and some 525 less claimants.
The biggest falls were in Dover, which saw 170 less claims in May, and Thanet which saw a dip of 155.
The only areas which saw an increase were Gravesham, up five, and Medway, up 20.
Nationally, the employment rate remains at 4.2% - its lowest level in 43 years.
Unemployment across the nation fell by 38,000 to 1.42 million.
However, wage growth dipped from 2.9% to 2.8%, surprising many observers.
It acts as a key guide to the health of the economy.
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