Future of Work

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.

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Artificial intelligence and labour market matching

While still in its infancy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in labour market matching, whether by private recruiters, public and private employment services, or online jobs boards and platforms. Applications range from writing job descriptions, applicant sourcing, analysing CVs, chat bots, interview schedulers, shortlisting tools, all the way to facial and voice analysis during interviews. While many tools promise to bring efficiencies and cost savings, they could also improve the quality of matching and jobseeker experience, and even identify and mitigate human bias. 


Data and Charts

- 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. 

More Resources

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.