90 Miles From Tyranny : Black Employment Numbers Take Shocking Turn Under Trump

Friday, August 18, 2017

Black Employment Numbers Take Shocking Turn Under Trump

Black unemployment is down again under the Trump administration, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and Al Sharpton is nowhere to be found to celebrate.

According to The Daily Caller, BLS stats show that from July of 2016 to July of 2017, the unemployment rate for black Americans has dropped one full percentage point. Last year, the rate was 8.4 percent. It fell to 7.4 percent.

And while part of that took place under the Obama administration, most of the gains came under the Trump administration. The rate has dropped from 8.0 percent this March to the 7.4 percent level now. That’s the lowest rate among blacks since December of 2000 — some 17 years ago. And it’s a lot lower than the 16.8 percent black unemployment rate Barack Obama saw at its worst level, back in March of 2010.

Liberals, needless to say, are hardly impressed. In the liberal leaning African-American cultural magazine The Root, even though they acknowledged that “unemployment levels in major cities like Cleveland, Baltimore and Chicago went down, which tends to indicate that black people in large population centers are finding work,” the best they were able to afford the president is that he did “somehow accidentally, not on purpose, manage to do something good for black America.”

Yes, even though the president made alleviating black unemployment a major part of his campaign, it’s all accidental. (The piece, somewhat unsurprisingly for a liberal publication, lays all of the credit at the feet of...Read More HERE

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