Millions Will Have to Change Jobs to Keep Up

The pandemic has sped up transformations in the labor market that could force more than 10% of workers in the United States into a new line of work, according to a new report.

In the U.S., 17.1 million people will likely need to change jobs in the future, a 28% increase from a pre-pandemic estimate, according to a study on the future of work released by McKinsey Global Institute Thursday. Of those, 14.9 million may need to switch industries completely by 2030.

Those with less than a college degree, Black and Hispanic people, and women are more likely to be affected as jobs disappear in the next decade.