More than 12% of Spanish workers at risk of poverty and social exclusion

The overall risk of poverty rate in Spain is 22.2 %

LAST UPDATED: 5 Jun, 2016 @ 22:51

poverty in spainAROUND 12.5% of Spanish workers are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

New data from the Organizacion Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) shows the number increased by 1.6% between 2010 and 2014.

The 2016 global social and employment report recently found that 9.9% of employed workers are already facing poverty or exclusion, for the self employed that number rises to 25.5 %, representing an increase since 2010 of 1.5 and 1.2 per cent respectively.

It also found the overall risk of poverty rate in Spain is 22.2 %, 2.5 points more than in 2007.

That figure rises above 30% for the under 24`s.


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