Spain -Report documents growth of poverty -October 16, 2015

Although the government permanently comes up with news on economic recovery and employment growth (and a decrease of unemployment to 21.2%), a report of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) is less positive. According to the report, the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion rose to 13.6 million in 2014, representing 29.2 percent of the total population. It reveals that a further 790,800 people fell into the group during 2014, a rise of two percentage points on the year before. This marks an overall rise of 4.5 percent since 2009 when the effects of the economic crisis really started to bite.


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