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Decline in population at risk of poverty
434 thousand persons or 22.9 % of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty in 2018 – 0.4 percentage points less than in 2017.
The informative leaflet reflects at-risk of poverty rate and social exclusion indicators in Latvia, as well as dimensions of indicator (at-risk-of-poverty rate, low work intensity, severe material deprivation) are analysed based on the data acquired via annual survey European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC 2019). The leaflet contains tables and charts, as well as description of indicators characterising poverty and social exclusion.
In 2018, household disposable income increased by 11.7 %
Compared to 2017, in 2018 household disposable income increased by 11.7 %, reaching 546 euros per household member monthly. For the second year in a row, the growth rate of population income has been above 10 % (11.8 % – in 2017).