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A new report by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development found that the most vulnerable — one in seven workers on average across the 32 countries studied — were less likely to be receiving help than those whose jobs were more secure.
The OECD said 14 percent of jobs in developed countries were highly automatable, while a further 32 percent of jobs were likely to experience significant changes to the way they were carried out.
The report said some of its member states were far more vulnerable than others to seeing jobs replaced by computers or algorithms: “There are significant differences across countries: 33 percent of all jobs in Slovakia are highly automatable, while this is only the case with 6 percent of the jobs in Norway.
“More generally, jobs in Anglo-Saxon, Nordic countries and the Netherlands are less automatable than jobs in Eastern European countries, South European countries, Germany, Chile and Japan.”
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