The Wall St. Journal – 2.4 million Americans lost their jobs in the first quarter of this year, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The numbers are a stark reminder of the difficulty in recruiting people for jobs that are increasingly being filled by machines.
More than two-thirds of Americans, or 65.5 million people, are employed in jobs that require at least some degree of computer skills, according the Bureau.
In addition, almost half of the new jobs are in the digital industry, which accounts for more than one-third of jobs in industries such as retailing, health care, entertainment and information technology, according BLS data.
With the pace of automation and other factors that are affecting people’s lives, it’s unclear if these trends will continue, and the number of people displaced by the rise of technology could continue to grow.
There is a clear need for a new approach to the workforce, said Jennifer Waskow, a professor of economics at Stanford University who studies the relationship between technology and the labor market.
Will we get used to this new normal of machine-based jobs that replace workers?””
The question is, will this be the new normal?
Will we get used to this new normal of machine-based jobs that replace workers?”
A report released last week by the Brookings Institution, a think tank, found that about 60% of all Americans were working for no pay, including more than half of hourly wage workers, or more than 2.3 million people.
While many people are employed at low-paying, low-skill jobs, automation has also taken a toll on jobs that can’t be automated.
As robots have replaced many of the jobs traditionally associated with people with disabilities, the cost of providing for those who can’t work has skyrocketed.
A survey of workers at fast-food chains showed that the median hourly wage for workers with disabilities is $10.60.
And many of these jobs pay less than $25 per hour.
Some companies, such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., have recently begun to offer full-year employees health care coverage, a move that has helped many workers.
But that coverage doesn’t cover many of those workers who don’t have a disability.
The number of workers with an employment disability is growing, with 8.7 million people with a disability working in 2017, according a 2016 report from the Department of Labor.
Automation has also created a lot of uncertainty for those workers.
When people lose their jobs, they often have to move to a new location or find a new job.
The cost of living can also increase dramatically.
People with disabilities are often struggling to find affordable housing and are more likely to be in poverty, according an article by The New York Times last year.
Waskow said the need for an employment-based approach to helping people with jobs is not limited to robots.
When people lose jobs, there’s also the cost to their families.
When you’re losing a job and you’re not earning the salary you’re supposed to be earning, it is really tough on your family, she said, adding that the people who do get paid are often at the bottom of the economic ladder.