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Friday, June 01, 2018

The unemployment rate for black workers hit new record lows in May, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Black unemployment fell sharply to 5.9 percent, beating out the 6.6 percent record low that was set a month earlier.



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It's twice the overall rate? Interesting. I wonder what it is for poor Whites.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-06-01 12:09 PM | Reply

#1 or urban whites, who would be the closest comparison I'd think.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-01 09:12 PM | Reply

The left is pissed that this has happened under President Trump instead of under obama or Hillary.

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-06-02 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I can't speak for the left, but I'm sure they are just fine and dandy with B. Hussein's track record on the matter.

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#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-02 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#3 no, the left is tired of the right taking credit when credit isn't due and casting blame for its own colossal failures.

When "conservative" economic policy yet again tanks the economy they'll blame anyone but themselves and will take all the credit when a Dem POTUS fixes it again.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-02 02:26 PM | Reply

#4 Wow. There you go.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-06-02 05:04 PM | Reply

#2 Yes. Maybe we would have to compare with same education level for the person and their parents.

Let's become social scientists or economists and solve the world's problems. They certainly don't seem to want us curing diseases.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-06-02 05:05 PM | Reply

"The left is pissed that this has happened under President Trump instead of under obama or Hillary."

No doubt.
The left was furious the whole eight years or so the black unemployment rate was declining under Obama too.

Get back on the Plantation, you lazy blacks!!!

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-02 10:38 PM | Reply

There you go.

Yup, black unemployment fell eight percentage points during the latter 6 years of B. Hussein's presidency. Same measure fell just under two percent within Trump's first year and a half.

So the trend under B. Hussein has continued under Trump. That's great news, but really really sad that Trump disparages B. Hussein for his effort in supporting the black community while simultaneously taking credit for the support B. Hussein provided to the black community. If he get's reelected, it's going to be because his supporters are: Not. Paying. Attention.

Trump will inevitably be another example of why ignorance is NOT bliss.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-02 10:44 PM | Reply

DR liberals and Progressives: This is good news, right?

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-03 01:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1


See #8.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-03 01:42 PM | Reply


As I've written before, Trump's claims about the black unemployment rate are somewhat misleading. While it's undeniable that the rate has hit a new low, it is also true that black unemployment began declining during the Obama administration and has been falling steadily for the past several years.

Trump hasn't reversed those gains, but that doesn't mean he can claim full credit for them either.

More importantly, black unemployment is still higher than white unemployment, and higher than the unemployment rates of other racial groups. And while this month's numbers mean that the unemployment gap between blacks and whites has narrowed to the lowest point since it began being measured, the difference suggests that there's still a lot more to be done.


Thanks Obama.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-06-03 07:15 PM | Reply

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