• COVID-19 has had economic and social impacts all around the world.
  • The pandemic put millions out of jobs and forced even more to stay at home.
  • A report by Eurostat looks at the countries where poverty risk is on the rise.

New initial estimates by Eurostat have revealed the potential effect the pandemic year 2020 had on the most economically at-risk in the European Union. As our infographic shows, increases in working age adults at-risk-of-poverty were measured in Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria and Sweden. Elsewhere, the situation remained more or less static, while Estonia record a decrease.

Where poverty risk is on the rise
Poverty risk is increasing across a number of European countries.
Image: Statista