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Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

In 2018, 109.2 million people, or 21.7% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at risk of poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. After three consecutive increases between 2009 and 2012 to reach almost 25%, the proportion of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU has since continuously decreased to 21.7% last year, 2 percentage points below its 2008 reference-point and 0.7 percentage points below the 2017 level.

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Release date: 16/10/2019
 

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Product Code: 3-16102019-CP
Theme: Population and social conditions
Collection: News releases