The OECD is monitoring closely how labour markets are changing in response to the mega-trends of technological change, globalisation and population ageing. The aim is to better understand the opportunities and risks associated with these new developments, and provide evidence-based advice on how countries should respond in the areas of skills policy, social protection, labour market regulation and social dialogue.
Employment Outlook 2020: Worker security and the COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the worst jobs crises since the Great Depression. There is a real danger that the crisis will increase poverty and widen inequalities, with the impact felt for years to come. Countries now need to do everything they can to stop this jobs crisis from turning into a full-blown social crisis.
- 14% of job could be automated in the future
- 6 out of 10 adults lack basic ICT skills
- Orders of industrial robots have tripled over last decade
Will this lead to fewer jobs for humans?
Unlikely, check our latest data.
The future of work offers unparalleled opportunities, but also significant challenges. Browse the full list of OECD reports, working papers and policy briefs related to find out more about our research.