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Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2018

Preparing for the Future of Work

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This third edition of Job Creation and Local Economic Development examines the impact of technological progress on regional and local labour markets. It sheds light on widening regional gaps on job creation, workers education and skills, as well as inclusion in local economies. Drawing on new data, it examines the geographical distribution of the risk of automation and whether jobs lost to automation are compensated by the creation of jobs at lower risk of automation. Building on data from labour force surveys, the report looks at the rise of non-standard work, highlighting the main regional determinants of temporary jobs and self-employment. Finally, it considers determinants of productivity and inclusion in regional and local labour markets, as well as policies to foster greater inclusion of vulnerable groups into the labour market. Individual country profiles provide an overview of regional labour markets and, among other things, an assessment of the performance in terms of “quality” jobs created among different regions.

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Preface

The nature of work is rapidly changing. Technological progress and automation represent an opportunity to boost labour productivity and create flexible working conditions that better suit worker needs in all places—from cities to rural areas. There are, however, mounting concerns about how many and what kinds of jobs will be available in the future. Another growing source of concern is whether the future of work will exacerbate inequalities between people and across places.

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