A million Israelis could lose jobs to computerization, shows report

Some one million Israelis are working in occupations at risk of disappearing within the next 20 years due to computerization, according to a Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel report released for publication on Monday.
“Research shows that a large percentage of jobs as we know them now are likely to become obsolete in the near future as a result of technological advancement,” the study titled, A Picture of the Nation 2016, states.
Workers at the highest risk of being replaced by technology include those without college degrees and those already earning less – in other words, those of lower socioeconomic standing.
Thirty-nine percent of those employed in 2011 ages 25-64 were in occupations characterized as at high risk of being replaced by technology within two decades, the researchers wrote. These occupations included watch repairers, tailors, telephone salespeople, data-entry clerks and bank clerks.
An additional 20% of those employed were at medium risk, while 41% of workers, including doctors, psychologists, choreographers and social workers, were considered at low risk.
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