Monday, May 15, 2017

American workers in these 10 cities are most at risk of losing their job to a robot


The robots are coming for our jobs.

As reported by Business Insider’s Elena Holodny, 47% of US jobs are at high-risk to be replaced by robots in the next 10 to 20 years. 

But a research report released on Monday by the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) found that automation will hit certain regions of the country harder than others.

“The replacement of jobs by machines has been happening continuously since the Industrial Revolution, but it’s expected to significantly accelerate in the coming 10 or 20 years,”said Johannes Moenius, founding director of ISEA. “Pretty much everyone will be affected, but some metropolitan areas will see a lot more jobs vanish than others.”

The study looked at more than 100 US metropolitan areas with over 250,000 jobs. It found that automation will lead to the greatest job loss in the following 10 metro areas. 

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10. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Share of automatable jobs: 61.3%

Source: ISEA

9. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

Share of automatable jobs: 61.3%

Source: ISEA

8. Fresno, CA

Share of automatable jobs: 61.5%

Source: ISEA

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

May 15, 2017 at 08:27PM

from Frank Chaparro