From January to August, 63.917 workers have been fired, according to data from the Work Secretary.
The actual figure could be much higher, warned Work Minister Nicolás García, who explained that "... many fired workers do not report to the Ministry, and they settle termination conditions directly with their employers".
According to the latest report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) less jobs will be created in 2009 due to the economic crisis.
Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports: "With growth forecasts of between 2% and 3% compared to the 5% average for the last five years, "the generation of jobs will be not be enough to meet the demand for labor and, hence, the levels of unemployment will probably increase" in the region, according to the Labor Panorama 2008 report".
The net rate of national labor participation remained at 62.7% of the working age population, the same as it was in the second quarter of 2012.
From a press release issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC):
The Costa Rican labor market shows stability between the second quarter of 2012 and the same period in 2013, when the net rate of national labor participation remained at 62.7% of the working age population. While men maintain a rate of 76%, the participation rate of women has wavered between 48% and 49% for more than a year, when it increased its share.
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