Region Focus

Summer 2009

Rip Currents: How the recession affected seasonal employment in one beach town

A decline in consumer spending cut the demand for seasonal workers in the tourism hotspot of Myrtle Beach, S.C., illustrating how overall business conditions affect seasonal employment.

Related Links

Deming, William G, Philip L. Rones, and Leo G. Rydzewski. "Seasonal Employment Falls Over Past Three Decades." Monthly Labor Review, July 1993, vol. 116, no. 7, pp. 3-14.

Miron, Jeffrey A. "The Economics of Seasonal Cycles." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 3522, November 1990.

Mowry, Beth, and Murat Tasci. "The Labor Market in This Downturn: A Historical Comparison." Economic Trends, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, June 5, 2009.

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