Nearly 9 million French people below poverty line

World December 5, 2016 11:45

- Nearly nine million French people live below the poverty line. That is, they have to live on less than 1008 euros per month. That's according to the latest statistics relating to last year, a slight increase over 2014, the newspaper Le Parisien reported on Monday.

Of the approximately 66 million French people, according to the calculations of the statistical office Insee 8.8 million people are very poor. That is 14.3 percent of the population. In 2014 it was 14.1 percent. The statistics institute Insee figures confirm that already had spread a Roman Catholic relief organization, Secours Catholique. Secours Catholique argued recently that 8.8 million people are poor in the country from 7.8 million in 2000.

The aid agency has stressed that approximately half of the arms, somewhere between 4 and 4.5 million people are under 30 years old. The organization also pointed out that many have nothing. In 2015 did almost a half million people rely on the assistance of Secours Catholique-Caritas France and nearly 20 percent of these people had no income.

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