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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean, measuring 100 miles (161 kilometers) by 35 miles (56 kilometers). The World Bank estimates the population of Puerto Rico at nearly 4 million, with a 90 percent literacy rate and life expectancy of 79 years. San Juan Harbor, one of the deepest harbors in the Caribbean, allows Puerto Rico to be an international hub for trade and transportation. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports for October 2011 indicated that of the 1,071,100 Puerto Ricans employed, 156,500 were employed in farming. Of the 914,600 not employed in the farming industry, approximately 268,100 were employed in government; 166,200 were employed in trade, transportation, and utilities; 114,600 were employed in education and health services; and 106,400 were ...

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