Over 12% now below poverty line

The number of people whose incomes are below the minimum judged by the state to be necessary to afford the basic necessities of life rose to 626,000 this year, or 12% of the population, up from 393,000 in 1997.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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