What is Meant by Seasonal Unemployment?

By Aarna Tiwari|Updated : September 5th, 2022

Seasonal Unemployment is a temporary window where the number of available employment opportunities decreases. It means that the demand for a specific kind of work, along with workers, changes with the change in the season. 

Concept of Seasonal Employment

Seasonal unemployment is unemployment that occurs during certain seasons of the year. In India, agricultural labourers, fruit-pickers or tourism sector workers rarely work throughout the year. Thus, seasonal unemployment occurs at different points because of seasonal patterns that impact jobs.

For Example- In the agricultural sector where the demand for workers is more during harvesting. In the tourism sector, particular months of the year see more footfall of tourists compared to other months.

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  • Seasonal Unemployment means the demand for a specific kind of work and workers change with the change in the season.

  • During the off-season, the effect of the unemployment compensation program is to decrease employment, increase unemployment, and increase the agricultural wage and salary of worker labour force. These result in an unambiguous increase in the off-season unemployment rate.

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