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Young people in work and at risk of poverty

22/01/2019

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In 2017 the proportion of young people aged 18-24 in work and at risk of poverty in the European Union (EU) was estimated to be 11.0 %, 1.1 percentage points (pp) below the figure for 2016. The proportion has fallen each year since a peak in 2014 (12.9 %).

The at-risk-of-poverty rate for all people in work in the EU was 9.4 % in 2017, and has varied around 9.5 % since 2014.

The highest proportion of young people aged 18-24 in work and at risk of poverty in 2017 was in Romania (28.2 %), followed by Luxembourg (20.0 %), Denmark (19.1 %), Spain (19.0 %) and Estonia (18.4 %).

In contrast, three countries had rates below 5 %: Czechia (1.5 %), Slovakia (3.8 %) and Finland (4.2 %).

Bar chart: 18-24 year olds at risk of poverty

The data source is here.

 

Note: 

Individuals are identified as being at risk of poverty if their equivalised disposable income is less than 60 % of the median equivalised disposable income after social transfers have been taken into account.

 

For more information, take a look at the overview of statistics on income and living conditions.

 

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