A row of self-checkout lines are available at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. According to a three-month AP investigation released in January, five years after the start of the Great Recession, instead of relying on someone else in the workplace or their personal lives, people are using technology to do tasks independently, cutting jobs in the process.
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published Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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NEW YORK — Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over.