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Manufacturing jobs at potential risk from automation by 2030s

Around 30% of UK jobs could potentially be at high risk from automation by the early 2030s, including manufacturing roles, a report has warned.

The study, carried out by PwC, claimed the risks are higher in certain sectors such as transportation and storage (56%) and manufacturing (46%), but lower in sectors such as health and social work (17%). “One of ...
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