The Automation Industry Association said Tuesday it expects the economy will grow by just 3.7% in 2017, with jobs that have been displaced due to automation and digital services losing the most jobs.
The sector accounts for roughly 11% of jobs lost to automation, and the industry is expected to grow by 3.5% in the year, the association said.
The unemployment rate has remained at 6.5%, but it has been trending downward, as Americans have been increasingly accepting of automation.
The economy has added more than 13 million jobs since November, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.
The jobs lost due to robots in the U.S. have ranged from sales and customer service jobs to manufacturing and construction.
The jobs lost in the auto industry have been largely automated, but some of those jobs were previously held by people who were laid off when Ford and General Motors merged.
The U.K.’s largest union, the Unite union, said in March that the automotive industry was in “deep trouble” as it lost 2.6 million jobs in 2017.
In 2017, the UAW lost 1.2 million jobs, while the British Construction and Allied Employees Union lost 1 million.