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The Impact of Automation on Minnesota's Labor Market

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Minnesota has a smaller concentration of occupations most at risk compared to the U.S. – and that’s good news. But workers still need to keep up.

With near-record low unemployment rates and a labor force growing much slower than in the past, could automation be the boost Minnesota needs to maintain its global economic position?

At odds with that view and our current labor force situation, is the notion that new technologies will destroy so many jobs that our labor market will be systematically dismantled by robots. Many discussions about the future of work result in conclusions that are not only far-fetched, but unhelpful.

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