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With vaccinations underway, Costa Rica hopes for economic recovery

Costa Rica was one of the first countries in Latin America to begin vaccination against the coronavirus, on December 24.

Thousands of Costa Rican small businesses closed in 2020

More than 7% of Costa Rica’s microenterprises closed in 2020, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC). 

Pandemic caused loss of 255 million jobs worldwide in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic caused massive damage to employment, and recovery in 2021 will be slow, uneven and uncertain if policy makers do not take appropriate action.

Costa Rica unemployment falls but remains at historic levels

Costa Rica's unemployment rate has gradually fallen, but it still remains far above the pre-pandemic levels.

Unemployment and underemployment rates remain high in Costa Rica

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 21.9% in the August-October quarter.

Costa Rica registers first signs of economic recovery since start of pandemic, Finance Ministry says

Costa Rica's economy began to show signs of recovery, its first since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unemployment in Costa Rica at 22% as pandemic effects continue

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 22% in the July-September quarter, slightly lower than the previous period but still severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

More than a quarter of Costa Rican households living in poverty: Details

Poverty in Costa Rica reached 26.2% of households, the highest level since 1992, amid the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Poverty rate rises in Costa Rica to highest level in decades

The last time that Costa Rica registered such a high level of poverty was in 1992, when it reached 29.4%.

Unemployment in Costa Rica at 23.2% as pandemic effects continue

Unemployment in Costa Rica reached 23.2% in the June-August quarter.

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