The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – According to a survey released today in San Jose, most Costa Rican businesses are confident that during the last quarter of 2013, employment will remain stable and they will experience an increase in sales.
The study by the Institute for Research in Economics (ICSI) at the state University of Costa Rica, indicates that 65% of respondents believe that employment will remain stable, 24% thought it would increase and 11% believe it will decrease.
The researcher ICSI, Gabriela Gonzalez, stated in a press conference that higher employment growth is expected in the sectors of construction, agriculture and trade, due to “seasonal factors” like seasonal crops and the holidays.
The survey also revealed that 55% of respondents anticipate that their sales will increase in the fourth quarter of 2013, 29% think it will be stable and 14% believe it will decrease (2% did not respond).
The survey was administered to 491 employers between August 26th and September 11th. (EFE)
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