Poor Stats: More than one-in-three in poverty in Armenia

Poor Stats: More than one-in-three in poverty in Armenia

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Arthur Grigoryan

The poverty rate in Armenia now stands at 35.8 percent, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Arthur Grigoryan announced in parliament Wednesday.


The minister said that about one-third of the poor have jobs – an area of particular concern for the Government.

Social problems will be the “focus” of his ministry this year, Grigoryan said.