In the sentence below, is it correct that whether or not to use the definite article depends on whether the noun I use is countable or uncountable? "Growth" is uncountable so the definite article isn't needed. But "rise" is countable so I have to add the definite article?
The percentage of over-65s in Japan has been increasing, and growth/the rise is forecast to continue.
What about "increase"? It can be either countable or uncountable so I don't know if I should use the definite article with it.
The percentage of over-65s in Japan has been increasing, and increase/the increase is forecast to continue.