Almost one fifth of Balearic residents at risk of poverty

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People in Spain protesting against poverty.

A TOTAL of 17.9 per cent of Balearic residents were at risk of poverty in 2014.
The number sits four points below the national average of 22 per cent, according to the data released by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
In addition, 14.7 per cent of residents in the Islands admitted to having trouble making ends meet.
A total of 43.6 per cent could not go on holiday last year and 18.1 per cent delayed payments on their home due to financial problems. A total of 39.8 per cent did not have sufficient savings to deal with unforeseen expenses.


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