Robots May Take Millions of US Jobs by 2021

Robots May Take Millions of US Jobs by 2021

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Here’s a scary prediction: By 2021, automation will eliminate 6 percent of all jobs in the United States. But that’s where we’re heading, according to a recent report published by Brian Hopkins, an analyst at Forrester Research . To put that into perspective, there are about 144.6 million jobs in the country, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. If the employment rate doesn’t change in the next five years, that would mean machines could take nearly 8.7 million jobs.

That technology eliminates some jobs is undeniable. But it also can create new […]

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