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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

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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

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…

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