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Two Dollars

This is a sobering statistic:

Half the world’s 2.8bn workers are trapped in jobs that leave them and their families struggling to survive on less than $2 a day, with little prospect of escape from grinding poverty, the International Labour Organisation said yesterday.

In its latest world employment report, the ILO says an estimated 1.4bn workers – a record number – live on less than $2 a day, while 550m live on less than $1 a day.

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