EU Sees 31% Near Poverty In Hungary

  • 3 Jan 2013 8:00 AM
EU Sees 31% Near Poverty In Hungary
Almost one third of Hungarians, 31%, are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, above the EU average of 24%, according to a survey by Eurostat. Residents are considered at risk if their disposable income is below 60% of the national average, if they are severely materially deprived or living in households where adults aged 18-59 worked less than 20% of their potential in the past year.

The figure was highest in Bulgaria at 47%, followed by 40% in Latvia and Romania, 33% in Lithuania and 31% in Hungary and Greece.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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