The Publicly financed short-time work schemes have been intensively used in a number of EU Member States during the crisis. They are primarily intended to prevent mass layoffs and the consequent losses in human capital. The schemes have been designed as a measure aimed at preserving jobs and increasing internal flexibility. As the adjustment of working time constitutes an important component of internal flexibility of the labor market, short-time work support increases internal flexibility on the labor market, particularly in countries with tight employment protection legislation. In January 2009, Slovenia adopted the Partial Subsidizing of Full-Time Work Act, which introduces a subsidy for a working-time reduction by a maximum of eight hours and under which employers are eligible to a subsidy of EUR 60-EUR 120 per month per employee participating in the short-time working scheme. Meanwhile, the total volume of agricultural output, which had been on a declining trend in the last five-year period, also decreased in 2009.