The possibilities of solving unemployment of workers in agriculture and construction
S. Buchtahttps://doi.org/10.17221/5403-AGRICECONCitation:Buchta S. (2003): The possibilities of solving unemployment of workers in agriculture and construction. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 49: 310-316.
The paper deals on theoretical level with the potential solution of unemployment of seasonal labour in agriculture and construction industry, i.e. in the sectors where the work is typically seasonal. It proposes compensation for salary and insurance premiums paid from the National Labour Office resources (so-called maintenance wage could be based on minimal wage or minimum subsistence income) during winter season. Recipients of those wage compensations would be employers who could employ these employees during winter season. The maintenance wage could substitute for unemployment benefit which is paid during their unemployment. This solution would not be applied nation-wide, only in regions where it would be economically efficient and socially required.Keywords:
seasonal labour, minimum wage, subsistence minimum, unemployment, unemployment benefit