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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

Zach Dyer - 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 Rica unemployment reaches 10.1 percent
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Costa Rica unemployment reaches 10.1 percent

George Rodriguez and AFP - May 19, 2015

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 10.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, a slight increase over the same period last year, the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC) reported…

Costa Rican lawmakers to probe Labor Minister on recent business closures, layoffs
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Costa Rican lawmakers to probe Labor Minister on recent business closures, layoffs

L. Arias - March 3, 2015

Costa Rica’s Labor Minister Víctor Morales Mora will appear before the Legislative Assembly to testify about recent hikes in unemployment rates and businesses closures. A majority of 54…

Some members of Costa Rica’s business sector alarmed over ‘historic’ jump in unemployment
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Some members of Costa Rica’s business sector alarmed over ‘historic’ jump in unemployment

Zach Dyer - January 27, 2015

A group of Costa Rican business leaders are calling for an emergency declaration regarding “historic” jumps in unemployment during the last several quarters. The Union of Private-Sector Chambers and Associations…

The life of a laid-off Cartex employee
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The life of a laid-off Cartex employee

Fabiola Pomareda - December 11, 2014

Flor Marín Jiménez’s living room is full of felt, Styrofoam balls and other materials she is using to make dozens of Christmas decorations for the Guadalupe School’s…

HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination
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HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination

Zach Dyer - December 1, 2014

Nearly half of all HIV-positive people in Costa Rica are unemployed or not looking for work, according to a recent survey. The results were first published on…

Casa Presidencial celebrates Paralympic athletes
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Casa Presidencial celebrates Paralympic athletes

Zach Dyer - November 15, 2014

Vice President Ana Helena Chacón hosted a breakfast Friday morning at Casa Presidencial to recognize Costa Rica's Paralympic athletes and the country’s newly created Paralympic Federation at the end…

Costa Rica is 20 percent more expensive than other Latin American countries
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Costa Rica is 20 percent more expensive than other Latin American countries

Zach Dyer - November 11, 2014

The Switzerland of the Americas, indeed. The cost of living in Costa Rica is 20 percent more expensive than the average Latin American country, according to the…

President Solís announces goal to create 217,000 jobs during his term
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President Solís announces goal to create 217,000 jobs during his term

Zach Dyer - August 14, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration set an ambitious goal to create 217,000 jobs and integrate more workers into the formal sector during the next four years, at a…

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