A report from nonpartisan think tank the Century Foundation found that Midwestern states saw the sharpest growth in robots used in the workplace from 2009 to 2017.
These areas now have the highest levels of "robot intensity" (the number of industrial robots per 1,000 human workers) in the country, according to the report.
Nationwide, the study found, there are about 0.34 robots per 1,000 human workers.
The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA, metropolitan area was found to have the highest robot intensity in the country, with 6.91 robots per 1,000 human workers.
Rutgers University professor William Rodgers, a co-author of the report, said, “Our evidence does not mean an individual will lose their job. Our estimates identify the odds or risk of a robot potentially displacing or having a positive impact on employment and wages.”
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