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Slovenia’s at-risk-of-poverty rate remains 13.3% in 2018

Slovenia’s at-risk-of-poverty rate remains 13.3% in 2018 License: CC0 Creative Commons

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), June 13 (SeeNews) – Slovenia’s at-risk-of-poverty rate remained unchanged at 13.3% in 2018, after dropping 0.6 percentage points in 2017, the country's statistics office said on Thursday.

About 268,000 people in Slovenia were living below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold in 2018, the statistics office said in a statement.

The annual at-risk-of-poverty threshold for a one-member household was set at 7,946 euro ($8,991.3) last year, up from 7,628 euro in 2017, while the net disposable monthly income of people below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold was below 662 euro per equivalised adult person.

Slovenia's at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion rate in 2018 was at 16.2%, or 0.9 percentage points down from a year earlier.

About 326,000 people in Slovenia were at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion in 2018, or 19,000 fewer than in the previous year.

Fewer persons than a year before were at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion due to the decrease in two out of three social exclusion indicators: the severe material deprivation rate decreased by 0.9 p.p. and the very low work intensity rate by 0.8 p.p.

Slovenia has a population of around 2 million.

($=0.88364 euro)