The Costs of Seasonal Agricultural Employment
For years an argument for excluding hired farm workers from the unemployment insurance program was what the seasonal nature of agricultural employment would make the program too costly. A recent 15-state study of the feasibility of agricultural coverage indicated that average cost rates for agriculture would not be substantially different from cost rates in nonagricultural industries. But, it did support the contention that costs for seasonal agricultural labor are substantially higher than costs for nonseasonal agricultural labor (2,3).
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin60
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
seasonal emplyment costs; seasonal agricultural employment