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Is your job threatened by automation?

The future looks bright for occupational therapists and choreographers – but bleak for telemarketers and insurance underwriters. And if you are worried about being displaced by a machine, you are better off living in the UK or other northern European countries than you are in Romania or Portugal.
Bruegel, an independent think tank specialising in economics, has applied the results of a recent study by Oxford academics of the potential impact of automation on various US job roles to European employment classifications.
That study had suggested that almost half of all jobs in the US might be susceptible to loss through computerisation over the next two decades.
Bruegel found that job loss patterns for much of Northern Europe are likely to be similar to those in the US, but that some southern European countries, including Portugal, Romania and Spain, are likely to see a higher proportion of their citizens made redundant as a result of technology.
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