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>>Technology has always disrupted the low end of the workforce.

I'm not sure that's true.

The reason is underemployment[1]. when technology disrupts the jobs of educated people, they have options to find jobs that require lower education , or take a job with lower salary , because of their prestige, education and experience.

People with less skills usually have much less options , so instead of becoming underemployed , they become unemployed.

As an example , see the table at [2].

[1]there are two definition for underemployed. the official is a people with part time job looking for full time job. the other is a person looking for a job below his skills.

[2] http://collegeaffordability.blogspot.com/2010/10/underemploy...

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