seasonal unemployment

Seasonal Unemployment

Unemployment due to lack of demand during certain times of the year. For example, an agricultural worker may not be needed between the harvest and the next planting. Likewise, a restaurant in a resort town may reduce the number of wait staff after the busy season is over. Seasonal unemployment may lead some to pursue another career in the off-season or may lead others to a different place to look for jobs. See also: Migrant worker.

seasonal unemployment

see UNEMPLOYMENT.

seasonal unemployment

UNEMPLOYMENT associated with changes in the demand for particular products at different seasons of the year; for example, strawberry pickers at the end of the summer season; store ‘Santa Clauses’ at the end of the Christmas period. The incidence of seasonal unemployment will depend on whether people can be easily and rapidly redeployed to other activities, which in turn depends on the availability of alternative jobs and people's own range of skills and willingness to take alternative work.
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Owing to which, the area suffers from seasonal unemployment and witnesses migration of locals to other cities in search of a better livelihood.
Pan added that this year's seasonal unemployment trend is consistent with past years.
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Seasonal unemployment arises from the unemployment of persons who cannot work because of the changes in the seasons.
This phenomenon wasn't helped by the government's policy to 'reward' hotels which close, instead of helping those who remain open he said, referring to the seasonal unemployment benefit given to staff in the tourism sector.
Resolving the difficulties faced by the health tourism sector would lead to year-round tourism, staving off the seasonal unemployment caused by changes during the off-season.
The action plan suggests completion of automation of the central treasury, reduction of seasonal unemployment rate and protection for private property.
How can Austrian work demand be satisfied while decreasing Hungarian seasonal unemployment?
Seasonal Unemployment Flows: Similar to employment flows calculated above, unemployment flows show the actual trend in unemployment registration compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
Seasonal unemployment causes distress, he concludes, only to the unskilled; it is essentially a problem of inadequate wages (p.