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February 2016

Transformers: How machines are changing every sector of the economy

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The UK wholesale and retail sector has the greatest number of jobs with a high chance of automation in the next 10 to 20 years, according to this research by Deloitte.

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  • This analysis by Deloitte looks at the sectors of the UK economy that are most exposed to the risk of automation and its potential to replace human labour
  • The research suggests that wholesale and retail has the largest number of jobs at high risk (2.1 million); followed by transportation and storage (around 1.5 million); and health and social care (1.3 million)
  • However, the recent technology-driven shift has created nearly four times the jobs than it has lost – but workers will need to be agile, flexible and willing to retrain to keep up

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