Number of Independent Workers in Costa Rica Doubles
The number of people individually insured in the country's social security agency (CCSS) has doubled in the last five years.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
According to CCSS records, at the beginning of 2005 those insured as independent workers totaled 136,000 while in July the number had reached 289,000.
Although in recent months the increase sharpened, in Costa Rica the number of self employed people has been growing since 2008.
64% of the economically active population are self-employed, while 36% are employees.
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