Technology May Disrupt Occupations, But It Won’t Kill Jobs

Robert D. Atkinson February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

There has long been a national worry about technology-driven unemployment, but that fear has always been and will continue to be misplaced, writes Rob Atkinson in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Monthly Labor Review. We can rest easy that in 25 years the unemployment and labor force participation rates will be similar to today’s. What is likely to be different, however, is the occupational distribution of those jobs.