Robots Will Take 20 Million Manufacturing Jobs In The Next 10 Years Alone

by MR Magazine Staff

A report by the analysis firm Oxford Economics says that by 2030 robots introduced into the manufacturing sector will take 20 million jobs away from humans. Those numbers are especially bleak considering the report found that since 2000, robots have only taken 1.7 million jobs away from manufacturing workers. In other words, in the next 10 years, robots will take away over 11 times the number of manufacturing jobs from humans that they took in the previous 20 years. The country hit the hardest by this robot manufacturing revolution will, unsurprisingly, be China, where a bulk of the world’s manufacturing takes place. Read more at Fast Company.