Eurostat: Czechs least threatened by poverty of all EU nations

08-02-2012

Some 14 percent of Czechs are at risk of poverty and social exclusion which is the lowest share of all EU nations, according to a report by the Union’s statistics body, Eurostat. The figures are based on numbers of households whose income is below 60 percent of the national average. The list is topped by Bulgaria and Romania. The Czech Republic, along with Sweden and Luxembourg, also has the lowest share of people living at “very low work intensity homes”, that is homes where adults work less than 20 percent of their potential.