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Future Work Predictions

Statistics about future of work

  • Published by CMO magazine
  • the number of people working projected to reach 163.8 million in 2024. (Source: United States Department Of Labor)
  • share of women in the workforce is projected to reach 47.2% in 2024 (Source: United States Department Of Labor)
  • 78% citing that smart technologies will most significantly change the workplace by 2020. (Source:
  • 65% of children now entering primary school will hold jobs that currently don’t exist. (Source: World Economic Forum)
  • 4 million will work in open computing jobs by 2020 but only 400,000 computer-science graduates with the skills to fill them. (Source: The Bureau Of Labor And Statistics)
  • Demand for higher cognitive skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, decision making, and complex information processing, will also grow by 19% through 2030
  • 90% growth in the need for advanced IT and programming skills between 2016 and 2030. (Source: McKinsey)
  • Companies with great employee experience outperform the S&P 500 by 122%
  • Artificial Intelligence will double annual economic growth rates in 2035 (Source: Accenture)
  • impact of AI technologies projected to increase labor productivity by up to 40% (Source: Accenture)
  • number of co-working members in shared workspaces will rise to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022. (Source: AllWork)
  • 79% of executives agreed that the future of work will be based more on specific projects than roles. (Source: Accenture)


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