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

Costa Rica ranked second in gender pay equity on a 37-country list led by Belgium, published last month by FiveThirtyEight.

Salary increase for private sector set at 1.14 percent

The salary increase for 2017 followed the approval of a new calculation methodology that National Wage Council member said will benefit workers.

0.5% pay increase approved for minimum-wage workers in private sector

Private-sector workers receiving minimum monthly wage will receive a 0.5 percent hike starting July 1.

Private-sector employers offer 0.94 percent wage increase for second half of 2015

Government representatives will meet next week with union leaders and employers to vote on a final amount.

Government, private-sector unions negotiate wage hikes for second half of 2015

Union leaders on Monday will request a 2 percent increase in private-sector wages for the second half of this year, at a 4 p.m. session of the Labor Ministry's National Wages Council.

New wages for private-sector workers take effect this month

The 2.01 percent salary increase approved in October by the National Wages Council went into effect on Thursday and will remain in place for the first six months of this year.

Costa Rica’s food industry joins growing chorus of private-sector complaints

Leaders of Costa Rica’s food industry on Tuesday reported that their production has increased by only 1.79 percent this year, a low figure that has prevented the sector from growing or creating new jobs. It also increases uncertainty for next year, they said.

Pessimism prevails in Costa Rica’s business sector for 2015

The optimism that followed the inauguration of President Luis Guillermo Solís last May has since dissipated among the country’s business sector, according to the latest study by consulting firm Deloitte, released Monday.

Salary increase for private sector set at 2.01 percent

The National Wages Council on Monday evening approved a 2.01 percent salary increase for private-sector employees that will be applied in the first half of 2015. The approved rate corresponds to the proposal presented by government officials during a hearing at the Labor Ministry earlier on Monday.

Private sector employers propose 1.62 percent salary increase for 2015

Labor representatives last week submitted a proposal for increases ranging from 2.91-4.58 percent, depending on worker's salary level.

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