New Report: Digitalization and the American Workforce
Submitted by Deborah Kennedy on November 17, 2017 - 9:46am
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Colleagues, you may be interested in a new report that was issued by the Brookings Institution this past week. It is based on an analysis of data from O*Net and other sources, and shows how digitalization increased from 2002 to 2016 in 545 different occupations. The report does not call out English learners per se, but does look at effects by race/ethnicity. It describes both the potential benefits and the potential harms of digitalization.
"In 2002, 56 percent of the jobs studied required low amounts of digital skills. Nearly 40 percent of jobs required medium digital skills and just 5 percent required high digital skills. A lot has changed. By 2016, the share of jobs requiring high digital skills had jumped to 23 percent. The share requiring medium digital skills rose to 48 percent. And in a huge shift, the share of jobs requiring low digital skills fell from 56 to 30 percent."
Find the report here: https://www.brookings.edu/research/digitalization-and-the-american-workforce/