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Puerto Rico’s eye-popping economic situation, in charts

https://qz.com/1091341/puerto-ricos-eye-popping-economic-situation-in-charts Puerto Rico’s eye-popping economic situation, in charts By Eshe NelsonSeptember 30, 2017 The catastrophic devastation that Hurricane Maria brought to Puerto Rico has been made worse by the island’s struggling economy and the US government’s poor efforts to help aid … Continue reading

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Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/exodus-from-puerto-rico-grows-as-island-struggles-to-rebound-from-hurricane-maria/2018/03/06/b2fcb996-16c3-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane Maria by Arelis R. Hernández by Arelis R. Hernández Email the author National March 6 Email the author A neighborhood in Cayey, Puerto Rico, remains without power … Continue reading

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Cost of living in San Juan, Puerto Rico metro area 11.6% higher than U.S.

Cost of living in SJ metro area 11.6% higher than U.S. Written by Michelle Kantrow // June 20, 2016 // Economy Living in the Metropolitan Statistical Area of San Juan-Carolina-Caguas is 11.6 percent higher than the average for other metropolitan … Continue reading

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Where’s the Long-Term Plan for Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis?

USA overall labor force participation rate 63% vs 40% in Puerto Rico because far more able-bodied people in PR are choosing not to work, instead choosing to live on welfare. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/01/04/wheres-the-long-term-plan-for-puerto-ricos-financial-crisis Where’s the Long-Term Plan for Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis? … Continue reading

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