The EU's future labour force will be smaller and better educated
- The EU’s labour force is projected to fall from 245 million today to just under 215 million people in 2060.
- At the same time, the number of workers with a post-secondary education, such as technical training, a bachelor’s, a master’s degree or higher, is increasing. In fact, the groups with more than secondary education are expected to nearly increase by +45% over the next 40 years.
- A better educated labour force is also more adaptable. Considering the changing nature of work, the impact of AI and automation, and the demographic imbalances – this adaptability will help us cope with the coming challenges.
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Demographic Scenarios for the EU - Migration, Population and Education
Report: Demographic Scenarios for the EU - Migration, Population and Education
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