Only in Luxembourg is the worst situation in the EU.

According to the latest Eurostat statistics on employee poverty, 10.3% of the 18-year-olds worked in poverty in 2017, with 442,000 Hungarians despite their usual work. The indicator has increased by 0.6 percentage points as compared to 2016, which is the second highest number in the Member States. Only in Luxembourg was the worst situation, with 1.7 percentage points rising – he writes mfor.hu.

If we look at change compared to 2010, the picture is even more worrying: the employee poverty rate in Hungary increased by 4.9 percentage points.

The Visegrad countries Besides us, only Slovakia has been working poorly since 2010, but its level is almost marginally 0.6 percentage points. Among the Czechs, the poverty rate of the employees decreased by 0.2% and that of Poland by 1.5%.

Despite the usual work, a worker is considered poor if his benefits do not reach 60% of the average wage. At the same time, Eurostat takes social benefits into account when calculating it so it can not be considered poor if its otherwise low income is complemented by various forms of state support, attracting more than 60% of the average. Otherwise, engagement can be improved by temporary work and part-time employment.

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