Why is Nobody Talking About the Black Unemployment Rate Under Trump?

It may not be as sexy a topic to a liberal mainstream media that purports to have the moral high ground when it comes to helping the black community, but they may want to look into this one.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for black Americans has hit a 17-year low. Statistics from the month of November indicate the unemployment rate hit 7.3%, a number unseen since a three-month span in 2000, and a number far less than that witnessed during the Obama years.

From 2001 to 2016, under Presidents Bush and Obama, the unemployment rate ranged between 7.7 percent and an unreal high of 16.8 percent in 2010.

Perhaps that’s due to the fact that under Obama, jobs in the black community were being given to illegals. Now that President Trump is in power, those jobs are going to illegal immigrants less and less.

“The black unemployment rate is twice as high in good times and in bad times, but we’re moving from terrible times to good,” Heidi Shierholz, senior economist and director of policy at The Economic Policy Institute, told Yahoo Finance back in June. “At least as far as the number of jobs and the unemployment rate are concerned, we’re heading in a very good direction.”

During the election, President Trump made a plea to black voters to give him a shot.

“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose?” he asked.

There wasn’t much to lose, but so far the community has had a lot to gain. Specifically, jobs.

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Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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