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The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It's Automation.


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Steel mill

A worker at a steel minimill in California. Minimill technology has enabled steel plants to cut 75 percent of employees over five decades, while keeping production the same.

Credit: David McNew/Getty Images

The first job that Sherry Johnson, 56, lost to automation was at the local newspaper in Marietta, Ga., where she fed paper into the printing machines and laid out pages. 

From The New York Times
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