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The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow

Much of the research on automation, including our own, has focused on the potential for job displacement and has taken a national-level view. This report looks beneath the national numbers to examine the present and potential future of work for different people and places across America. Local economies across the country have been on diverging trajectories for years, and they are entering the automation age from different starting points. Our view incorporates the current state of local labor markets as well as the jobs that could be lost and gained in the decade ahead.