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Local economy


Tunbridge Wells borough has one of the lowest levels of unemployment in Kent but despite this, the borough does have pockets of income and employment deprivation.

Unemployment figures

To access the latest monthly unemployment figures (resident based rate of unemployment) at district or ward level, please visit Kent County Council’s webpage on unemployment and benefits.

Kent workforce

To access information on the make up of Kent’s workforce, please visit Kent County Council’s workforce webpage.

Earnings and income

To view information on earnings and income, please visit the Kent County Council’s earnings and income webpage.

Key economic indicators

There are a number of key indicators being monitored by the Kent County Council Research team which establish how a district is faring during the current economic climate. Details for the districts in Kent can be found on the economic indicators webpage on the Kent County Council website.

Other key information

To access further details on the local economy and labour market for the county, district or ward level, please visit NOMIS, the official labour market statistics website.

Information on levels of deprivation in Kent can be accessed on Kent County Council’s deprivation and poverty data webpage.