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Jobs lost or gained? Report paints rosy outlook of Indonesia amid rising automation

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 25, 2019   /  07:13 pm
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“Automation and the Future of Work in Indonesia”, released on Wednesday by management consultancy McKinsey & Company, projects that 23 million jobs could be displaced by automation by 2030, but 27 million to 46 million new jobs could be created in the same period.(Shutterstock/File)

Many more jobs will be created by 2030 than are lost to automation, but in order to reach that point, Indonesians will need to learn new skills, according to a new report. “Automation and the Future of Work in Indonesia”, released on Wednesday by management consultancy McKinsey & Company, projects that 23 million jobs could be displaced by automation by 2030, but 27 million to 46 million new jobs could be created in the same period.  That would create up to 23 million more jobs created than are lost to automation, and 10 million of these jobs would be new types of occupations. The study suggested that occupations like legal support, machine operators, payroll officers and transaction processors will most likely fall victim to automation. However, jobs that involve unpredictable physical activities like construction laborers, interface services such as sal...