Change in amount of hours worked by skill set in 2030 compared to 2016

The statistic shows the projected change in the number of hours worked in the United States and major European countries in 2030 compared to 2016, by skill level. The number of working hours that require physical and manual skills is forecast to decrease by 11 percent in the United States by 2030 compared to 2016. Major factors that lead to this labor shift include artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.

Change of hours worked in 2030 compared to 2016 in the United States and Western Europe, by skill level

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Release date

October 2018


Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

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