Black male unemployment hit a record low of 5.1 percent, down three-tenths from the month prior. That number was below the previous record low – 5.2 percent black unemployment set in December 1973.
For black women, the unemployment rate is at 4.8 percent, up two-tenths from September.
Huge October Payrolls Beat: 128K Jobs Added As Black Unemployment Rate Hits All Time Low https://t.co/X2txrRJFSj
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 1, 2019
Overall Low Unemployment
Record low unemployment has been the norm during most of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“The U.S. economy added 128,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate rose to 3.6%, according to Department of Labor data released Friday,” The Political Insider reported Friday. “Despite a General Motors strike, 128,000 jobs were added in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report — about 8,000 fewer jobs than were added in September.”
TPI continued, “The unemployment rate has held steady between 4% and 3.7% for more than a year before the April jobs report showed it drop to 3.6%. Prior to April’s report, the consistent unemployment rate suggested that workers are jumping back into the workforce to fill open jobs, rather than the workers who are currently collecting unemployment welfare, according to The Wall Street Journal.”
Trump has accomplished:
Best economy in history
Lowest ever black, Latino, Asian, and disabled unemployment
US finally being energy independent
6.5 million people off food stamps
Massive middle class income growth
The Democrats hate Trump much more than they love America
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 31, 2019
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This is All Good News for Trump
While Democrats continue to obsess over impeachment, you can bet that far more Americans of any political persuasion care more about jobs and putting food on the table.
This could mean everything in 2020.
Democrats are going to have a hard time making the case that they would be better equipped to handle the economy, when not only are more Americans at work than ever under the current Republican president, but more black Americans are as well.
Another jobs report smashes expectations!
With revisions, over 220k more jobs reported & wage growth at or above 3% for 15 months! Also, black unemployment reached another historic low!
Any talk of the economy slowing is just another talking point from the do nothing Dems! https://t.co/hcQ28FrHZ1
— Richard Walters (@rww_gop) November 1, 2019
This could resonate with many African Americans, who historically have been an integral part of the Democrats coalition. Never forget that Trump did better with both black and Hispanic Americans in 2016 than Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney did in 2012–and that was before African Americans were seeing such positive jobs results.
So let the Democrats continue to holler all they want about impeachment. We will see how many Americans actually care. And we’ll all find out what voters true priorities are – jobs or partisan nonsense – come election day.
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