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European Commission - EUROSTAT

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU - But still around 113 million people in this situation

Brussels, 16 October 2018

In 2017, 112.9 million people, or 22.5% 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. 

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