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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…

Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

Poverty in Costa Rica remained has stable at 21% over the last year, while extreme poverty had a slight reduction of half a percentage point to 5.8%,…

Is Costa Rica’s gender wage gap really among the world’s lowest?
Business
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Business
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Is Costa Rica’s gender wage gap really among the world’s lowest?

L. Arias - April 6, 2017

Analysis website FiveThirtyEight published an article last month about the progress of women's rights since the 1970s, including a finding that Costa Rica is second in gender…

Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years
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Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years

L. Arias - October 27, 2016

An increase in the average income of the population reduced poverty levels by 1.2 percent in Costa Rica. That is one of the main findings of the…

Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey

The Tico Times - October 29, 2015

More than 65 percent of poor Costa Ricans are under 35 years old, according to a new multi-dimensional poverty index Casa Presidencial rolled out Thursday. Children under…

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty
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Business
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More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty

The Tico Times - October 23, 2015

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty, according to the latest household survey from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC), released Thursday. Extreme poverty…

Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018

The Tico Times - July 11, 2015

Costa Rica is poised to reach its next big population milestone in just a few years. Costa Rica will reach a population of 5 million by 2018, according…

Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families
Economy
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Economy
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Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís launched a targeted poverty-reduction plan on Thursday, aimed at pulling at least 54,600 families out of extreme poverty. The plan, called “Puente al Desarrollo” (Bridge to Development),…

Costa Rica has the highest percentage of migrant population in Latin America, study finds
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica has the highest percentage of migrant population in Latin America, study finds

L. Arias - November 23, 2014

Costa Rica is the Latin American country with the highest percentage of immigrants living in its territory, making up 9 percent of the total population, according to…

Health
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Costa Rica reports the lowest fertility rate in its history

AFP - March 25, 2014

The fertility rate of Costa Rican women was 1.76 children in 2013, the lowest rate in the country’s history and the fifth consecutive year below the replacement…