Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2018

Preparing for the Future of Work

image of Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2018

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.


The local dimension of job automation

This chapter discusses job automation at the regional level and provides policy recommendations on how to respond to automation. It provides estimates for the risk of automation at the regional level and analyses the factors that are related to this risk. While a significant share of jobs is at risk of automation in all regions, the number varies strongly across countries as well as across regions within countries. Regions with a low share of jobs have a high share of workers with tertiary education, a strong service sector and a large share of urban population.




This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error