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Costa Rica unemployment continues to fall, but remains high
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Costa Rica unemployment continues to fall, but remains high

AFP - February 5, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 20% of the workforce in the last quarter of 2020, a figure lower than in previous months but still elevated, the official…

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 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…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 3, 2020

Happy Tuesday from The Tico Times! We hope you're staying safe (and dry) this morning. Here's the local news you should know today. **** We're tracking Hurricane Eta, which…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 2, 2020

Happy Monday (and happy November) from The Tico Times! We hope you're reading this Costa Rica news while drinking a delicious coffee and eating a traditional gallo pinto.…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Friday
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Friday

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2020

We hope you're reading this Costa Rica news while drinking a delicious  coffee and eating a traditional  gallo pinto. Here's the local news you should know today. Happy…