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English definition of “seasonal unemployment”

seasonal unemployment

noun [U]     ECONOMICS
the rise in the number of unemployed people that is expected in certain industries at particular times of year : The chronic problem of seasonal unemployment is a product of the fluctuating demand for labor . → Compare frictional unemployment, structural unemployment
(Definition of seasonal unemployment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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