Trends Identified

Aging populations
The baby boomer generation powered a long but temporary surge in labor force growth. Now this group is moving into retirement, and labor force growth is slowing. That, in turn, imperils growth.
2018
Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality
Bain and Company
Automation
Automation may solve one problem by increasing productivity and powering growth but creates another by potentially eliminating millions of jobs and suppressing wages for many workers.
2018
Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality
Bain and Company
Inequality
Rising inequality could threaten growth. Demographic shifts combined with the next phase of automation will increase income inequality from already high levels. Middle- and low-income families are likely to be hit hardest, putting downward pressure on consumer spending and growth.
2018
Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality
Bain and Company
Over-regulation
42% of responding CEOs answered that they were 'extremely concerned'
2018
Global CEO survey
PWC
Terrorism
41% of responding CEOs answered that they were 'extremely concerned'
2018
Global CEO survey
PWC
Geopolitical uncertainty
40% of responding CEOs answered that they were 'extremely concerned'
2018
Global CEO survey
PWC
Cyber threats
40% of responding CEOs answered that they were 'extremely concerned'
2018
Global CEO survey
PWC
Availability of key skills
38% of responding CEOs answered that they were 'extremely concerned'
2018
Global CEO survey
PWC
Speed of technological change
38% of responding CEOs answered that they were 'extremely concerned'
2018
Global CEO survey
PWC
Increasing tax burden
36% of responding CEOs answered that they were 'extremely concerned'
2018
Global CEO survey
PWC