Jobs Disappearing Because Of Technology? Solution: More Immigration!
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From World Economic Forum:

These jobs are set to disappear fastest in the US

Business Insider

09 Sep 2016

Gus Lubin

America is going to see some huge employment shifts in the next decade, as in past decades, thanks above all to technology.

The biggest losers? Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, whose ranks are projected to shrink by 149,000 from 2014 to 2024.

We pulled the 12 jobs with the largest total declines in Bureau of Labor Statistics projections:

12. Computer programmers

They write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. Their jobs are at risk primarily because of global outsourcing.

Median annual pay: $80,000

US employment in 2014: 329,000

Projected US employment in 2024: 302,000

Projected decline: 27,000 (8%) …

5. Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

They perform numerous tasks related to growing and harvesting grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other crops. Their jobs are at risk as farms consolidate and adopt technology that raises output per farmer.

Median annual pay: $20,000

US employment in 2014: 470,000

Projected US employment in 2024: 427,000

Projected decline: 43,000 (9%)

Computer programmers and farmworkers are of course two jobs that have specific immigration programs to bring in more of each. The arguments for each program undermines the arguments for the other program, but one thing they share in common is that we will need fewer of each.

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