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Report: 2.7M construction jobs could be automated by 2057

February 5, 2020

MEPI, a research organization focused on infrastructure and construction issues in Midwestern states, ​reports that jobs traditionally done by skilled laborers are being completed more quickly via automation, with multiple robotic brick layers, for example, capable of placing thousands of bricks a day, compared to a manual laborer, who averages about 500 bricks a day. The organization found that the number of workers displaced by 2057 could reach 96,000 in Illinois and 55,000 in Minnesota.

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