With the debate on automation and job replacement a hot topic, this Nesta study uses a “novel and comprehensive approach” to understand the way employment will change in the future and the knock-on effect for skills.


“We show both what we can expect, and where we should be uncertain. We also show likely dynamics in different parts of the labour market — from sectors like food and health to manufacturing. We find that education, health care, and wider public sector occupations are likely to grow. We also explain why some low-skilled jobs, in fields like construction and agriculture, are less likely to suffer poor labour market outcomes than has been assumed in the past.”

Read the full report here.