The UK was much less productive than the rest of the G7 in 2014, lagging by the most since 1991, official figures have shown.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said output per hour was 20 percentage points below the G7 average.
The UK was behind the US, Germany and France by a large margin and was slightly worse than Italy and Canada.
Productivity is seen as key to helping increase living standards in the UK by many experts.
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