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14% of Slovenians Live in Poverty on International Poverty Day

Ljubljana, 17 October - Slovenia's poverty rate is, according to the latest data, 13.8 percent, meaning that more than 265,000 people live under the threshold of poverty. The main cause for poverty in the country, whose population is slightly below two million, is unemployment, which is in turn caused by low education. Last year, financial support was allocated to 25,926 persons.

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