The economy is recovering nicely in the U.S., but the country still lags far behind most of its peers.
While some jobs remain at risk from automation, the trend towards robots and artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on jobs, and many of them will likely have to be lost.
To help guide a country that is struggling to keep pace with technological advances, the McKinsey Global Institute released its annual survey of global jobs in the coming decades.
The country ranked 47th out of 50, which is down from the top spot it occupied last year.
It ranks 29th in 2025 and 30th in 2026.
This is in part because of the sluggish economy, and it’s also because of what McKinsey says is a “worrisome trend in the job market.”
In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, McKinsey CEO John R. Elmendorf said that a lot of the U .
S. jobs that are going to be created are “very low-skilled and repetitive” jobs.
“They’re not in manufacturing, they’re not even in transportation, they don’t even have the skills to make these kinds of products,” he said.
He said that the problem is that people are increasingly moving into these positions.
That is changing the nature of the workforce.
“It’s changing the way people think about what’s needed in terms of skills and training,” he added.
A McKinsey survey of more than 5,000 workers, which included people who were unemployed for more than a year and those who were actively looking for work, found that the U to be a nation of “disadvantaged workers.”
The survey also found that a majority of people believe they have a better chance of getting a job if they’re educated.
“A significant share of those respondents said they believe that a college education would be better for their chances of being hired than a high school education, and a significant number of them say that getting a college degree would help them be better able to adapt to changing work demands,” according to a report from McKinsey.
“Many also believe that the best way to build a career is to have a college diploma or other advanced education.”
For people who are unemployed, McKinley’s survey found that many have struggled with their jobs and the impact of the economic downturn.
While the average wage for those with a job is still low, many are struggling to pay bills, and they often have to juggle family and work obligations.
Many have been forced to take on more unpaid work, and others struggle to find other jobs to support their families.
Some of the jobs that the people in the survey mentioned are increasingly being replaced by robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies.
In 2026, a growing number of workers are going into service roles, such as in agriculture.
This includes service occupations in manufacturing and in retail, which include retail and food service.
The McKinsey report found that, over the next decade, service occupations will increase from 2.6 percent of the labor force in 2025 to 6.3 percent in 2027.
The U.s. has some of the most advanced technologies in the world, but a number of the people who work in those industries are finding it hard to stay in those jobs.
In a report on the economy from the Pew Research Center, McKinays survey found a higher percentage of Americans than any other developed country are now working in service occupations.
The study also found a substantial percentage of people who do not have a job have struggled to find work in recent years.
“There is no doubt that many of these people will be displaced,” said Elmendorff.
“But it’s the middle class that’s the hardest hit.”
He also noted that many people will not be able to find good-paying jobs that pay well.
In 2025, the average pay for a service worker is $30,000 a year, which falls below the national median for workers in the same job category, according to the U Census Bureau.
According to the National Employment Law Project, about 60 percent of those in the middle-income range, or $58,500 to $86,400 a year are unable to find a good-wage job.
The federal government also provides support to those who find jobs, such with tax credits for low-income workers.
In addition, the government has increased assistance for working parents.
In 2020, it provided $6 billion in unemployment benefits to 1.6 million families in 2023, according the White House.
“The number of people out of work is increasing.
The number of job openings has increased over the last three years, but they’re more temporary than permanent,” Elmendorfsaid.
In fact, McKinseys report also found, the number of Americans who are out of the work force is likely to increase.
It also found the number who are working full-time, but want more hours per week will continue to rise.
McKinsey also found an increase