The share of jobs at a high risk of being automated in London is 39%, lower than every other region in the UK.
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Share of jobs at high risk of automation in the UK
The British capital, and surrounding areas in the south of the country, already benefit from lower unemployment and higher productivity than in the north.
As more workers expect to lose their jobs to robots, the wealth gap between north and south is expected to grow, according to think tank IPPR.
Sectors that have both more potential to suffer from automation and more low-skilled workers should get more support, says the think tank.
This is the case in retail, where 2.5 million jobs could be automated, and three in every four workers don’t have a degree-level qualification.