According to the latest jobs report released on Friday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for blacks have hit record lows.
The unemployment rate for black workers has dropped down to 6.6%. Previously the low was 6.8%, which was set in December.
The Hispanic jobless rate has dropped down to 4.8%, which is equal to the record, which happened last year and back in 2006.
White American’s unemployment rate stands at 3.6%.
“There’s a heck of a lot of good news in this report,” Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said about the numbers while appearing on Fox News.
President Trump has made many statement with regards to the low unemployment rates we have seen recently for minorities. While it is true that these numbers have improved during Trump’s presidency, these numbers have been improving for more than a decade.
JUST OUT: 3.9% Unemployment. 4% is Broken! In the meantime, WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2018
Check out some of the reactions on Twitter:
Black unemployment in the US is lower than white unemployment in South Africa. Yet, politicians who claim to campaign for the interests of black people despise the economic policies of the US and prefer those of Zimbabwe & Venezuela instead.
— Ernst Roets (@ErnstRoets) May 5, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 5, 2018
Fun game for people pointing to the 3.9% unemployment rate as proof that Trump’s policies are supercharging the economy: since it should be obvious when his policies started affecting the economy, point to where that began on this chart of the unemployment rate pic.twitter.com/pnGNjxH5S5
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 5, 2018