Over 1 people in 5 at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

In 2021, 95.4 million people in the EU (21.7% of the population) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, a slight increase compared with 2020. This means that over 1 people in 5 lived in households experiencing at least one of the three poverty and social exclusion risks: risk of poverty, severe material and social deprivation, and living in a household with very low work intensity.

The most impacted countries are Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Spain.

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