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Study Notes

Economic Inactivity (Labour Markets)

AS, A Level, IB
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

A short study note on economic inactivity

Data on economic inactivity in the UK labour market

What is economic inactivity?

Economic inactivity is that section of the working age population which is not in employment and is not actively seeking employment. These persons are therefore not part of the working population.

Main reasons for economic inactivity:

  • Student
  • Looking after family or home
  • Long-term sick
  • Retired

Click here for more data on economic inactivity in the UK labour market

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