Canadians' Views on Automation and Net Job Creation in 1989: Were They Right?

Articles and reports: 11-626-X2020025


Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, advances in artificial intelligence and robotics raised concerns that automation might lead to relatively high unemployment rates in the coming years. This Economic Insights article examines the degree to which Canadians’ views about the impact of automation on net job creation in 1989 materialized three decades later.

Issue Number: 2020025
Author(s): Morissette, René

Main Product: Economic Insights

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