Racial and ethnic differences stand out in the U.S. gig workforce
There are racial and ethnic differences in who takes on gig platform jobs and the negative experiences some of these workers say they face.
Q&A: How Pew Research Center studied gig workers in the U.S.
A recent Center survey focused on gig platform work. Here is more information about how we crafted the survey and what we learned from it.
The State of Gig Work in 2021
Some 16% of Americans have ever earned money from an online gig platform. While most gig platform workers say they have had a positive experience with these jobs, some report facing on-the-job troubles like being treated rudely or sexually harassed.
People globally offer mixed views of the impact of artificial intelligence, job automation on society
As artificial intelligence plays a growing role in the everyday lives of people around the world, views on AI’s impact on society are mixed.
How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has – and Hasn’t – Changed the Way Americans Work
The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces this past spring ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans and may portend a significant shift in the way a large segment of the workforce operates in the future.
Not all unemployed people get unemployment benefits; in some states, very few do
Despite some broad federal guidelines, claimants still face a hodgepodge of different state rules governing how they can qualify for benefits.
New, emerging jobs and the green economy are boosting demand for analytical skills
New and emerging occupations are raising the importance of analytical skills, such as science, mathematics and programming.
How Americans see automation and the workplace in 7 charts
Most Americans anticipate widespread job automation in the future, and they generally foresee more negative than positive effects from these advances.
More Americans are using ride-hailing apps
Today, 36% of U.S. adults say they have ever used a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft. Prominent urban-rural gaps in adoption exist.
In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation
Average citizens around the world see a technological revolution coming in the workplace, and they are concerned. Many fear robots and computers will eliminate jobs and increase inequality.
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