- The jobless rate for blacks is 6.2%, which is only 2.9 percentage-points higher than for whites versus a 4.6 percentage-point difference before the start of the 2008 recession.
- Unemployment has fallen twice as much among blacks as whites since December 2016.
- Nearly one million more blacks and two million more Hispanics are employed than when Barack Obama left office.
- Minorities account for more than half of all new jobs created during the Trump Presidency.
- Unemployment among black women has hovered near 5% for the last six months, the lowest since 1972.
- A mere 3.5% of high school graduates are unemployed.
The editorial also disputes the allegation of presidential wannabee Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Ca, that people are “stringing jobs together to make ends meet.” It points out that there are now “1.3 million fewer Americans working part time” for economic reasons than at the end of the Obama presidency.
- “Wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade for lower-skilled workers.”
- “Unemployment among less-educated Americans and minorities is near a record low.”
- “Nearly one million more blacks and two million more Hispanics are employed than when Obama left office.”
- “Minorities account for more than half of all new jobs created during the Trump Presidency.”