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Medina affirms that poverty fell 6% in the past 18 months

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina affirmed Friday that poverty fell 6% in the past 18 months, with 528,061 people advancing to the lower-middle class and 224,000 from indigence to poverty.

Speaking before business leaders prior to opening the Central American Integration System (SICA) Summit, Medina said the Dominican Republic expands its middle class as its economy grows at a 5% average. “We’re working to pull thousands and thousands of people out of poverty and we’re doing it the most sustainable way it can be done: by creating jobs”

He said 200,700 jobs have been created between October 2012 and March 2014, most of them formal and in the private sector. “By continuing down this path we’re fully confident that together, business and Government will achieve our goal of creating 400,000 jobs during this term in office.”

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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