New Numbers Trump President Trump’s Claims About African-American Unemployment

“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED,” President Donald Trump tweeted in November 2018 after the rap icon criticized his policies.

Despite President Trump’s claims to the contrary, the economy still looks bleak for African-Americans.

Although unemployment rates in the United States have fallen to their lowest rates since 1969, African-Americans still face unemployment rates that are 86 percent higher than the rates for all adults.

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