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With vaccinations underway, Costa Rica hopes for economic recovery
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With vaccinations underway, Costa Rica hopes for economic recovery

AFP - January 31, 2021

Costa Rica, which has already started its vaccination campaign against Covid-19, will have a gradual economic recovery from 2021, conditional on Congress approving a fiscal adjustment negotiated…

Pandemic caused loss of 255 million jobs worldwide in 2020
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Pandemic caused loss of 255 million jobs worldwide in 2020

Nina LARSON / AFP - January 26, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic caused "massive damage" to employment, and recovery in 2021 will be "slow, uneven and uncertain" if policy makers do not take appropriate action, the…

Costa Rica’s exports grow to record level despite pandemic
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Costa Rica’s exports grow to record level despite pandemic

AFP - January 22, 2021

Costa Rica's exports grew 2% in 2020 compared to the previous year, despite the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government reported Thursday. The Central American…

Costa Rica closes 2020 with large fiscal deficit, though better than expected
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Costa Rica closes 2020 with large fiscal deficit, though better than expected

AFP - January 19, 2021

Costa Rica closed 2020 with a fiscal deficit of 8.3% of GDP, the highest in recent decades although lower than the official projection, the government announced Monday.…

5 top reasons to consider Costa Rica real estate
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Real Estate
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5 top reasons to consider Costa Rica real estate

Gustavo Lopez / AMSI - January 14, 2021

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines experience as, among other definitions: 1:  The process of living through an event or events.  You learn by experience. 2 : The…

Costa Rica unemployment falls but remains at historic levels
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Costa Rica unemployment falls but remains at historic levels

The Tico Times - January 7, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 21.3% in the moving quarter from September to November, a historically high level as a result of the pandemic, although the figure…

Unemployment and underemployment rates remain high in Costa Rica
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Unemployment and underemployment rates remain high in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 21.9% in the August-October quarter, slightly lower than the previous period but still significantly higher than the same time last year, the National Institute…

Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says
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Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says

AFP - November 23, 2020

Costa Rica's economy began to show signs of recovery, its first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an increase in tax collection over the first…

Unemployment in Costa Rica at 22% as pandemic effects continue
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Unemployment in Costa Rica at 22% as pandemic effects continue

AFP and The Tico Times - November 6, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 22% in the July-September quarter, slightly lower than the previous period but still severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the official statistical agency…

Unemployment in Costa Rica at 23.2% as pandemic effects continue
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Unemployment in Costa Rica at 23.2% as pandemic effects continue

AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 23.2% in the June-August quarter, slightly lower than the previous period but still severely affected by the COVID-19 containment measures, the official statistical…