Black Unemployment Lowest Rate on Record at 6.8 Percent

Black unemployment continues on a downward trend under President Trump.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics December report, black unemployment fell to a record low of 6.8 percent.

CNBC reports:

Unemployment among black workers is at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data.

The black unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in December was the lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking it in 1972, a year in which the rate ranged from 11.2 percent to 9.4 percent. In the 45 years the data has been tracked, the unemployment rate for black or African-American workers aged 16 years and older has never fallen below 7 percent.

December’s overall unemployment went unchanged from November’s rate at 4.1 percent.

In November, black unemployment hit a 17 year low of 7.3 percent.

Black unemployment’s downward trend is significant as black Americans face a higher unemployment rate compared to other groups.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Nevertheless, black Americans still face significantly higher rates of unemployment than do other races and ethnic groups.

And the unemployment rate for black teenagers remains high at 22.9 percent, although that rate is down from near 50 percent in the worst days of the recession.

The unemployment rate for white teenagers, for example, is 12.3 percent.

While liberal black politicians such as Representative John Lewis (D-GA) slam President Trump claiming his policies are “hurtful” to black Americans, the black unemployment rate proves otherwise.


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