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A worker cuts swimwear fabric to be used by swimwear company Helen Jon, which converted its manufacturing facilities to make non-medical grade face masks, during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 9, 2020.

US industrial production tanks the most in 101 years amid factory lockdowns

Factory activity was one of the first sectors to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as global supply chain disruptions restrained production.
A woman wearing a protective face mask rides a scooter across a nearly empty 3rd Avenue in midtown Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 21, 2020.

‘Ferocity not previously seen in recent history’: US economic output plunged the most since 2009 in April as the coronavirus lockdown spre...

Service sector output, which accounts for two-thirds of the economy, plunged to 27 from 39.8. Manufacturing output dropped to 36.9 from 48.5.
Robots are coming for manufacturing jobs around the world.

Robots are rapidly on their way to taking 20 million manufacturing jobs, wiping out a chunk of the global workforce

Robots will displace 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide, according to a new report from Oxford Economics.