The previous reports suggested, it may seem like automation/robots only affects people those in developed countries. but a Report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development says that it might also affect those in developing countries.
The Repots said, “The increased use of robots in developed countries risks eroding the traditional labor-cost advantage of developing countries.” Developing countries are using automation to boost up development rate because in production Robots are thousand times more accurate and faster than humans.
Another report from World Back that states: “The share of occupations that could experience significant automation is actually higher in developing countries than in more advanced ones, where many of these jobs have already disappeared.”
Low-skill jobs in developing countries are more at risk since these jobs could also be done by Robots, thus Robots are displacing human low-skill labor in these developing countries.
According to International Labour Organisation, ” In 2015, total global unemployment stood at 197.1 million – 27 million higher than the pre-crisis level of 2007. The rate of decline in the number of working poor in developing economies has slowed and vulnerable employment still accounts for over 46 percent of total employment globally, affecting nearly 1.5 billion people. The employed population in those groups of countries, respectively, with peaks in Southern Asia (74 per cent) and sub-Saharan Africa (70 percent).”
United Nations’ report explains that, “If humans don’t take a strict decision against this then the number of unemployment will grow higher in few years or in few decades.