The future of work will be technology-enabled, automated, diverse, and inclusive, with a newfound value on cognitive skills and emotion.
That’s the picture that emerges in this month’s edition of “Mind-Blowing Stats,” which show how technological and cultural shifts are already reshaping work as we know it. Read on for a clearer view of what’s to come.
1. The U.S. workforce—the number of people working or looking for work—is projected to reach 163.8 million in 2024. (Source: United States Department Of Labor)
2. The share of women in the workforce is projected to reach 47.2% in 2024, and the number of men in the workforce is expected to slightly decrease to 52.8% in 2024. (Source: United States Department Of Labor)
3. Although automation will play a role in the future workforce, the future will hinge more on experts who wield smart technologies, with 78% of recent survey respondents citing that smart technologies will most significantly change the workplace by 2020. (Source: HR.com)