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A Poorer Costa Rica, the Challenge of the Next Governor

La Carpio was born poor, and now it is poorer. In this neighborhood of precarious houses and narrow streets in San José, several of...

Costa Rica’s economic outlook improves: Central Bank

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) announced an upward revision of the country’s economic growth projections.

Dollar exchange rate maintains upward trend

The exchange rate of the Costa Rican colón against the dollar increased by ₡10 during the past month, according to official data from the Central Bank...

Nearly a quarter of Costa Rican households living in poverty

Poverty in Costa Rica reached 23% of households in 2021, representing a 3.2% decrease compared to last year.

Costa Rica’s biggest export isn’t what you think

Costa Rica has come a long way since it was a literal banana republic — a country whose economy was dominated by the fruit...

Costa Rica unemployment drops slightly

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 16.4% in the moving quarter from June to August 2021, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC). Compared to...

Costa Rica warns of pandemic’s economic impact

President Carlos Alvarado warned of "instability in developing economies" due to the ongoing economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 17.4%

Costa Rica's unemployment rate has oscillated between 17% and 19% in 2021.

Costa Rica tops in attracting foreign investment: report

Costa Rica was the world’s best-performing country relative to its size in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), according to analysis from fDi Intelligence. 

Costa Rica unemployment rate at 18.1%

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 18.1% in the moving quarter from April to June 2021.

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