Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Updated on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Peru | Population in poverty on the rise

The number of Peruvians living in poverty increased to 6.9 million in 2017, an increase of 375,000 people, which meant that the monetary poverty rate increased by 1 pp to 21.7% of the population. The most likely cause is the weak expansion of formal activities that generate less productive jobs.

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