Counties with jobs at risk from automation voted at higher rates for Trump than BidenNovember 13, 2020
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Counties with jobs at risk of being lost to automation voted more for President Trump than President-elect Joe Biden, according to a Wednesday analysis from Indeed chief economist Jed Kolko.
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In counties with fewer "routine" jobs, or jobs are at risk from automation, support for Trump decreased in 2020 compared to 2016, wrote for The New York Times, citing U.S. Census data.
"Places with brighter future economic prospects swung toward Biden. Higher college attainment, higher median household income, faster-projected job growth, and fewer routine jobs were all correlated with a bigger Democratic margin in 2020 than 2016," Kolko wrote in a Thursday tweet.
He continued: "Places with better economic outcomes swung toward Biden in 2020. Faster job growth and lower unemployment pre-pandemic — as well as pandemic-era milder job losses and smaller unemployment increases — went hand-in-hand with bigger Democratic margins."
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Gaps in education, projected long-term job growth and household income grew wider between red and blue voters in 2020, with more educated households earning higher incomes in counties with positive job growth expectations voting for Biden, Kolko noted in the article.