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Text version: Workers at risk of being affected by automation

The chart shows the share of workers in G7 countries in 'automatable' jobs (for which at least 70 per cent of tasks are expected to be automatable) ranges from approximately 5 per cent in Japan to 13 per cent in Germany. The chart also shows the share of workers in G7 countries at risk of a 'change in tasks' (in jobs for which 50 to 70 per cent of tasks are expected to be automatable) ranges from approximately 21 per cent in France to approximately 34 per cent in Italy. Across G7 countries, the average share of workers at risk of being affected by automation is approximately 36 per cent. G7 countries whose workers are most at risk of being affected by automation include Italy (43.6 per cent) and Germany (43 per cent). Those least at risk are in France (29.7 per cent) and Japan (29.5 per cent).

G7 country Change in tasks Automatable
Italy 34 10
Germany 31 12
Great Britain 25 10
United States 25 9
Canada 24 9
France 21 9
Japan 22 7

 

G7 country Below upper secondary Tertiary
Japan 83
Italy 51 80
France 51 85
Canada 55 82
United States 57 82
Germany 59 88
Great Britain 62 85

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Source: The Official Website of the 2018 Canadian Presidency of the G7

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