May 3, 2017 - Technology

Job losses due to automation will hit entire country

The Atlantic comes across a new analysis that details how automation is going to impact jobs in industries such as food preparation and office support and breaks down which metropolitan areas will be most impacted. It's not the expected Rust Belt manufacturing cities, but growing places in the Sun Belt like Las Vegas, El Paso and Orlando.

Why this matters: The study shows the massive impact automation will have. "[A]lmost all large American metropolitan areas may lose more than 55 percent of their current jobs because of automation in the next two decades," the study's authors conclude, according to the Atlantic.

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