Category Research Brief

How the Rising Appeal of Blue-Collar and “New Collar” Jobs Could Impact Insurance

The landscape of employment is shifting. More people are gravitating towards blue-collar jobs, such as construction, manufacturing, transportation, and warehousing. Since April 2020, these sectors have added 4.5 million jobs, outpacing growth in white-collar sectors. This surge is particularly notable among young people in China, who are opting for roles like baristas, cashiers, or tour guides, in search of better work-life balance and job satisfaction.

First Confirmed Case of H5N2 Bird Flu in Mexico: Potential Impact on the Insurance Industry

The World Health Organization confirmed on Wednesday the first-ever fatal case of the H5N2 subtype of bird flu in Mexico. This is the first laboratory-confirmed human case of this strain reported globally and marks a significant development in the tracking of avian influenza. While the health implications are being closely monitored, the potential impact on the insurance industry is also worth considering.