SWFL AMONG MOST VULNERABLE PLACES FOR JOB AUTOMATION

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Southwest Florida metro areas have been ranked in the Top 10 Places Where Jobs are Most Vulnerable to Automation list by SmartAsset.

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island came in at #3, with 59.69 percent of jobs reportedly at risk. The jobs most at risk in Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island are retail salespersons, cashiers and servers, according to the study.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, which ranked #7, has the second-greatest number of jobs at risk of any metropolitan area in the top 10 list. We estimate that almost 150,000 jobs of the total 251,400 jobs in Cape Coral-Fort Myers are at risk of being automated. The jobs most at risk in Cape Coral-Fort Myers, according to the study, are the same as Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island. Almost 30,000 jobs are expected to be lost should those occupations be automated, the report states.

For more information, including methodology, click here