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Domestic workers are focus as underemployment is growing rapidly in Costa Rica

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The problem of underemployment in Costa Rica has risen from 11.2 percent last year to 13.4 percent this year according to the National Household Survey.

According to the official figures, "underemployment" includes people who have one or more jobs, working less than 40 hours per week, but are wanting a full-time job.

The sector most affected is domestic employment, in which one third of those surveyed say they want more work hours.

Original source: Inside Costa Rica