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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
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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%,…

Unemployment figures ‘don’t alarm me, but put me to work,’ President Alvarado says
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Unemployment figures ‘don’t alarm me, but put me to work,’ President Alvarado says

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - August 5, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, said the country's growing unemployment rate does not alarm him, but puts him to work. Data published last Thursday by…

New Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica assumes with challenge of reviving economy
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Costa Rica
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New Minister of the Presidency of Costa Rica assumes with challenge of reviving economy

AFP and The Tico Times - August 1, 2019

The deputy Víctor Morales was appointed Thursday as the new Minister of the Presidency, a position equivalent to that of the chief of staff, with the mission…

Costa Rica-based Bayer office to double in size
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica-based Bayer office to double in size

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 13, 2019

Bayer has announced that its Costa Rica-based Shared Services Center will double in size over the coming months. The multi-national pharmaceutical company said the Shared Services Center,…

Unemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce
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Unemployment in Costa Rica falls slightly; more women join workforce

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2019

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 11.3% in the first trimester of 2019, according to data released last week by the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC).…

Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy
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Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy

The Tico Times - April 28, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced a 20 percent drop in its fares Tuesday evening effective immediately, and some of its drivers are not happy about it. Several chauffeurs…

Costa Rica’s upbeat economic projections may not be enough to lower unemployment rate
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Costa Rica’s upbeat economic projections may not be enough to lower unemployment rate

The Tico Times - January 12, 2016

The Costa Rican Central Bank (BCCR) and Casa Presidencial both released upbeat economic forecasts for the coming years with predictions of continued low inflation, exchange rate stability…

New jobs program aims to put a dent in Costa Rica’s unemployment rate
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New jobs program aims to put a dent in Costa Rica’s unemployment rate

L. Arias - September 15, 2015

Costa Rican Labor Minister Víctor Morales on Monday introduced a new government incentive for companies willing to hire workers from segments of the population who generally have difficulty…

Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018
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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…