Latvia -Risk of poverty and social exclusion reported -February 04, 2015

32.7% of the population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. It was 2.4 percentage points less than in 2012. The number of persons facing severe material deprivation also decreased significantly, from 24% in 2012 to 19.2% in 2013.

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2013, 645 thousand persons or 32.7% of the population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. It was 2.4 percentage points less than in 2012. The number of persons facing severe material deprivation also decreased significantly, from 24% in 2012 to 19.2% in 2013. However, 21.2% of the population in 2013 were subjected to the risk of poverty, which is 1.8 percentage points more than in 2012. Growth in the share of population at risk of poverty was most significantly affected by the fact that growth in income from labour was more rapid than growth in income from pensions, allowance and other payments from the budget.

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