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Table 3 The use of short-time work during the global financial crisis

From: The role of short-time work schemes during the global financial crisis and early recovery: a cross-country analysis

  Short-time work take-up rate Change in the take-up rate Ratio of the change in the monthly takeup rate to the change in GDP
  Percentage of dependent employment Percentage of dependent employment Percentage points
  2007 Q4a Peak in STW takeup 2010 Q4 2007 Q4 to peak in STW takeup Peak in STW takeup to 2010 Q4 2007 Q4 to peak in STW takeup Peak in STW takeup k 2010 Q4
Austria 0.00 1.16 015 1.16 -1.01 -0.35 -0.24
Belgium 3.03 7.45 3.79 4.43 -3.66 -1.38 -0.91
Canada 0.01 0.42 0.12 0.41 -0.30 -0.13 -0.07
Czech Republic 0.00 1.96 0.25 1.96 -1.71 -0.46 -0.39
Denmark 0.00 0.48 .. 0.48 .. -0.06 ..
Finland 0.35 1.87 0.99 1.52 -0.88 -0.18 -0.16
France 0.20 1.11 0.77 0.91 -0.34 -0.26 -0.15
Germany 0.06 4.15 0.55 4.09 -3.60 -0.74 -0.67
Hungary 0.00 0.86 0.05 0.86 -0.81 -0.12 -0.30
Ireland 0.00 1.17 0.84 1.17 -0.34 -0.10 0.22
Italy 0.41 2.49 1.78 2.07 -0.70 -0.35 -0.45
Japan 0.00 4.59 1.33 4.59 -3.26 -0.64 -0.62
Netherlands 0.00 1.11 0.15 1.11 -0.96 -0.31 -0.40
Norway 0.07 0.79 0.36 0.72 -0.44 -0.29 -0.58
Poland 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.03 -0.03 0.00 -0.01
Portugal 0.01 0.36 0.17 0.35 -0.19 -0.11 -0.20
Slovak Republic 0.00 1.37 0.08 1.37 -1.29 -0.41 -0.38
Spain 0.00 0.79 0.47 0.79 -0.32 -0.18 -0.45
  1. Not available.
  2. a) 2008 Q1 for Spain.
  3. Source: Authors’ calculations based on administrative data provided by the national authorities and OECD Main Economic Indicators Database.