Numbers in absolute poverty rise in South of Italy

(AGI) Rome, July 14 - The economic crisis is biting in Italy,especially in the South, where the number of people in absolutepoverty increased by 725,000 to 3.072 million in 2013, reportedstatistics agency ISTAT. The incidence of absolute poverty roseto 12.6 percent from 9.8 percent in Southern Italy, involving303,000 families and contributing in large part to a rise inthe national figure to 7.9 percent from 6.8 percent. . .

(AGI) Rome, July 14 - The economic crisis is biting in Italy,especially in the South, where the number of people in absolutepoverty increased by 725,000 to 3.072 million in 2013, reportedstatistics agency ISTAT. The incidence of absolute poverty roseto 12.6 percent from 9.8 percent in Southern Italy, involving303,000 families and contributing in large part to a rise inthe national figure to 7.9 percent from 6.8 percent. . .