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Andor says poverty growing in Italy, as well as unemployment

Commissioner says in-work poverty a big problem

21 January, 13:16
Andor says poverty growing in Italy, as well as unemployment (ANSA) - Brussels, January 21 - European Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner Lazlo Andor said Tuesday that "poverty is growing, not just unemployment, in Italy" after years of economic crisis and recession.

Andor said Italy stood out for high unemployment levels and high levels of poverty even among people in work at the presentation of the European Commission's 2013 report on employment and poverty. Unemployment in Italy recently hit a record high of 12.7%, with over four in 10 under-25s out of work.

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