Technology And Productivity In The United States

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The impact of technology on productivity in the United States over the past ten years have driven down manufacturing employment. Manufacturers employ fewer workers and buy more computers and machines to do their work. "Computers have made manufacturers more productive by automating many routine tasks." As a result, manufactured goods become less expensive, more positions for high skilled workers and less positions for low skilled assembly line workers. Over the past decade, manufacturers have dropped a net 5.6 million jobs. With this said, there has been an increased in productivity and the manufacturing output has remained relatively stable even though there are less workers on site. Technology has also gave workers a much easier work experience.
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