According to the latest available data, in Slovenia, 11.7% of persons lived below the poverty threshold in 2005, i.e. their equivalized disposable income was less than EUR 466 per month. The comparison of at-risk-of-poverty rates for 2005 and 2004 is methodologically accurate, as the same methodology (EU-SILC) was used for both years. Employment (activity) remains the best protection against the risk of poverty. Data on at-risk-of-poverty rates for different socioeconomic categories show that households without employed members were at the highest risk of poverty in 2005 (37%), particularly those with children (59%). Income inequality remained the lowest in the EU-25 in 2005. Slovenia's income inequality, measured by the quintile share ratio, is 1.4 p.p. better than the EU-25 average.