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Seasonal unemployment

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This is a brief note on seasonal unemployment in the labour market

What is seasonal unemployment?
Seasonal workers without jobs due to the time of year where there are seasonal changes in employment e.g. fruit-pickers in summer, retail jobs pre-Christmas

What is seasonal demand?
Seasonality refers to fluctuations in output and sales related to the seasonal of the year. For most products there will be seasonal peaks and troughs in production and/or sales. For example, demand for slippers peaks in the run up to Christmas and demand for plants at garden centres is linked to the planting season.

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the UK economy

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