A corprotocracy which has temporarily restored greater power to a central government due to the alien menaces.
I think a lot of heavy industry would be automated but a lot of assembly work--especially nano assembly and fine electronics would require a lot of human workers. It's more economical and especially with the high demand from the war/rebellion...and since it's a consumer driven economy, people have to be employed to spend and grow it.
I imagine the wartime draft is extremely high. So a lot of middle age and older working in assembly factories and specialty areas and most youth off to the military as soon as they are of age.