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Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 24%, the highest in its history
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Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 24%, the highest in its history

AFP and The Tico Times - August 6, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 24% in the April-June quarter, the highest on record, as the country continues to suffer the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.…

Pandemic could widen economic gender gap, IMF warns
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Pandemic could widen economic gender gap, IMF warns

AFP and The Tico Times - July 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic could jeopardize progress made by women over the last three decades in narrowing the economic gap between themselves and their male counterparts, the International…

Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 20.1%, the highest in its history, in midst of pandemic
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Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 20.1%, the highest in its history, in midst of pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - July 16, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 20.1% from March to May 2020, marking the highest-recorded level of that economic indicator, the official statistical agency announced Thursday. The figure…

Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 15.7%, the highest in its history
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Unemployment in Costa Rica reaches 15.7%, the highest in its history

AFP and The Tico Times - June 19, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 15.7% from February to April 2020, marking the highest-recorded level of that economic indicator, the official statistical agency announced Thursday. The figure…

Unemployment in Costa Rica was rising even before coronavirus crisis
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Unemployment in Costa Rica was rising even before coronavirus crisis

AFP and The Tico Times - May 8, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 12.5% ​​in the first quarter of this year, up from 11.3% in the same period of 2019, the official statistical agency reported…

Unemployment in Costa Rica rose to 12.4% at the end of 2019
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Unemployment in Costa Rica rose to 12.4% at the end of 2019

AFP and The Tico Times - February 6, 2020

Unemployment in Costa Rica grew to 12.4% at the end of 2019 and is one of the highest in Latin America, the country's official statistics agency said…

Costa Rica reached in 2019 its worst fiscal deficit in decades
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Costa Rica reached in 2019 its worst fiscal deficit in decades

AFP - January 30, 2020

Costa Rica's fiscal deficit reached 6.96% of GDP in 2019, the highest of the last three decades, the Ministry of Finance reported Wednesday. The result exceeded the…

Unemployment in Costa Rica registers slight decline but remains high at 11.4%
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Unemployment in Costa Rica registers slight decline but remains high at 11.4%

AFP and The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

Unemployment in Costa Rica, the government's main economic concern, registered a slight decline in the third quarter of the year but remained at a high level of…

Costa Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index
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Costa Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 10, 2019

Costa Rica fell seven spots to 62nd in the latest Global Competitiveness Index rankings, which were released by the World Economic Forum this week. The index considers…

Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth
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Government will present plan hoping to spark Costa Rica’s economic growth

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado has said that addressing Costa Rica's economy is among his administration's biggest challenges. Now, President Alvarado will be getting into specifics. Over the coming…