US jobs growth slows, and robots take on greater roles

Global Business

As technology continues to move forward at a dizzying pace, robotics is taking on a greater role. More and more people are glancing over their shoulders to find that their colleague is no longer human.

CCTV America’s Mark Niu reported this story from San Francisco.

US jobs growth slows, and robots take on greater roles

US jobs growth slows, and robots take on greater roles

As technology continues to move forward at a dizzying pace, robotics is taking on a greater role. More and more people are glancing over their shoulders to find that their colleague is no longer human. CCTV America's Mark Niu reported this story from San Francisco.

Highlights:

  • The new University of California San Francisco Hospital at Mission Bay has 25 robots servicing seven different departments.
  • It’s the largest fleet of Aethon tug robots at any hospital in the world.
  • With the potential to perform duties around the clock, many analysts say people need to accept that “robots in their workplace” is inevitable

U.S. unemployment stayed the same as the month before with a rate of 5.5 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. Jobs, however, were a slightly different picture: nonfarm payrolls were only up by 126,000 — less than half of what February saw, about half what experts were predicting, and the smallest gain since December 2013.


Joe Minarik on US jobs report

For analysis of the U.S. jobs report, CCTV America spoke to Joe Minarik. He is the senior vice president and director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development.

Joe Minarik on US jobs report

Joe Minarik on US jobs report

For analysis of the U.S. jobs report, CCTV America spoke to Joe Minarik. He is the senior vice president and director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development.