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Poverty Rate Drops in 2009

Ljubljana, 29 October - The poverty rate in Slovenia in 2009 stood at 11.3%, a percentage point down from 2008, the Statistics Office said on Friday. The number of people finding themselves bellow poverty threshold decreased to 223,000 despite the raising of threshold to a yearly income of EUR 7,118 or a monthly income of EUR 593.

Stanka Intihar of the Statistics Office presents data at the press conference on annual inflation in October and poverty rate in 2009.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Head of the Statistics Office Irena Krizman (left), Stanka Intihar and Stane Marn (right) of the Statistics Office are presenting the data on the annual inflation in October and poverty rate in 2009 at a press conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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