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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Chart of the month: Probability of automation by occupation

The probability of a job-type being automated increases as the median pay for the job-type decreases.  In other words, the jobs most at risk of automation are those with the lowest wages. Automation therefore risks further increasing income and wealth inequalities, unless new policies can reshape how the economic gains are distributed.

The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice is examining how best to  ensure the benefits of automation are fairly spread, particularly for those working in occupations most exposed to the risk of automation.