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According to some bleak estimates, 47 percent of jobs are at risk in the United States; 57 percent in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries; two thirds in developing economies; and half of all jobs globally (around 2 billion).One key reason is that the technological innovations that destroy some existing jobs also create new ones.Instead, measures should focus on equipping workers with the higher-level skills that a changing labor market demands, and supporting workers during the adjustment process.So far, education and training have been losing the race with technology. At a time of rising inequality – in the U.S., for example, gaps in higher education attainment by family income level have widened – a strong commitment to improving access for the economically disadvantaged is also vital.At the same time, countries must facilitate workers' ability to change jobs through reforms to their labor markets and social safety nets. Early this year, the country launched a portable "personal activity account," which enables workers to accrue rights to training across multiple jobs, rather than accumulating such rights only within a specific position or company.
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