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.
Supporting people and companies to deal with the Covid-19 virus
The unfolding Covid-19 crisis is challenging people, households and firms in unprecedented ways. Containing the pandemic and protecting people is the top priority. But disrupted supply chains, containment measures that are limiting economic and social interactions and falling demand put people’s jobs and livelihoods at risk. An immediate employment and social-policy response is needed.
- 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.