Never before have short-time working schemes been so prominent as in the last two years. Many Member States expanded their existing schemes and others introduced them for the first time. Such schemes have been widely seen as successful in mitigating the worst effects of this very serious recession. A comparative analysis of all the schemes forms the thematic part of the ERM Report 2010 – Extending flexicurity – The potential of short-time working schemes. Read more in the report - see Related content.