In-work poverty increased over the last decade in most European countries, with around 12% of workers at risk of poverty, according to the latest report by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

The scars left by financial crisis were deep and are still visible. The ‘Benchmarking Working Europe 2020’ report, to be published on Thursday, and seen by EURACTIV concluded that the “in-work poverty” increased in 16 member states between 2010 and 2019.

That contributed to a 12% increase in the working poor across the EU, meaning around one in ten European workers now fall below Eurostat’s at-risk-of-poverty threshold (60% of national median income).

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