Income and living conditions (SILC) 2015: Poverty in Switzerland 7% of the Swiss population were affected by income poverty in 2015
Neuchâtel, 15.05.2017 (FSO) - In 2015 approximately 570 000 people were affected by income poverty in Switzerland. Just under 145,000 of these were employed. The groups most affected were persons living alone or in single parent households with minor children, persons with no post-compulsory education and those living in households where no-one works. The poverty rate has hardly changed when compared with the previous year. These are some of the findings from the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
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Poverty in Switzerland: updated indicators for 2015