Jan 6, 2018

Reality check on Trump's tweet about black unemployment

President Trump tweeted Saturday morning that he's "so happy" about the black unemployment rate of 6.8% in December, which is a 45-year low.

Yes, but: The unemployment rate for black Americans is still significantly higher than the overall rate of 4.1% and nearly double the share of white Americans who are unemployed, which is 3.7%, per CNBC.

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