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Chart 2A: 15-64-year-old inactivity rates across G7 economies
Inactivity fell across the G7 countries in the years prior to the onset of the pandemic and the UK consistently had one of the lowest inactivity rates. Since then inactivity has risen in the UK and US, but fallen across the rest of the G7 countries. This box detailed these changes and looked at ill-health as a driver of inactivity across the G7.

Economy categories:
Labour market    inactivity    participation    Employment and unemployment   

The referral to elective treatment waiting list in England has risen steadily since the onset of the pandemic, to 7.4 million treatments in April 2023. This box used waiting list and LFS data to estimate the effect on employment and inactivity of halving the waiting list by 2027-28.

Economy categories:
Labour market    inactivity    participation    Employment and unemployment