Eurostat: 95.4 million people in the EU are at risk of poverty, Greece ranks third

The highest percentage of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion was registered in Romania.

According to Eurostat data for 2021 released today, one in five citizens in EU at risk of poverty and social exclusion: this is 95.4 million people in the EU, i.e. 21.7% of the population.

The highest percentage is registered in Romania (34%), Bulgaria (32%), Greece and Spain (28% each). The lowest is in the Czech Republic (11%), Slovenia (13%) and Finland (14%).

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This percentage refers to citizens who lived in households that faced at least one of the three risks of poverty, severe material and social deprivation, and/or lived in households with very low labor intensity. This is a slight increase compared to 2020, when this figure was 21.6% of the population, i.e. 94.8 million citizens.

Of the 95.4 million people in the EU, about 5.9 million (1.3% of the total population) lived in households facing all three risks of poverty and social exclusion at the same time. At the same time, in 2021, 73.7 million people in the EU were at risk of poverty, with 27 million experiencing severe material and social deprivation, and 29.3 million living in low-intensity households.

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