'Numerous jobs and professions will change': up to six million could be lost from automation

The Sydney Morning Herald | Monday 4 March 2019

Source: McKinsey

Source: McKinsey

Unemployment could spike by up to 2.5 percentage points as a result of the expected automation of up to 46 per cent of jobs in Australia by 2030, a new report has warned.

McKinsey Australia says that left to its own devices, automation could see Australia's unemployment rate rise without retraining for people whose jobs are lost.