Over 94 million EU citizens face risk of poverty in 2023

According to the latest data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU reached 94.6 million in 2023, representing 21% of the EU population, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.

The highest rates were reported in Romania (32%), Bulgaria (30%), Spain (27%), and Greece (26%), while the lowest were in Czechia (12%), Slovenia (14%), and Finland and Poland (16%), the source mentioned.

It added that women, young adults, those with low education, and the unemployed were disproportionately affected, with the unemployed facing a significantly higher risk at 66.3%.

The assessment takes into account factors such as income, material deprivation, and work intensity.

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