Health and Healthcare Systems

COVID-19: This is where poverty risk is on the rise across the EU

Rebecca Testa, 30, from Italy, asks a police officer if she can go back to Italy by car after she lost her job in Spain, during a partial lockdown as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus outbreak in Benalmadena, on Costa del Sol, southern Spain, March 15, 2020.

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. Image: REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Martin Armstrong
Data Journalist, Statista
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  • 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
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