America’s dying industries

America’s 25 dying industries include sound studios, textiles, newspapers. No shock there until I saw:


Employment change 2007-2016: -58.0%

Jobs at ports and harbors typically involve cargo and ship handling and navigation — all jobs that are slowly being automated. While automation is killing jobs, it results in more efficient, precise, and profitable loading and unloading of ship cargo.

The industry is heavily dependent on global commerce — which is currently booming. While industry jobs may be disappearing, ports and harbors are not. As employment in the industry fell by 58.0% in the last 10 years, the number of U.S. ports and harbors increased by 2.2%.

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The ILA is slitting their own throat.

Barsht! Flimshaw! There will always be a need for 30 men per gang in the ILA!

At least when Robby the robot is handling our lines in the future we can throw the monkeys fist at him.