Unemployment among blacks – after reaching very persistent and long-lasting highs during the Obama regime – has dropped to a record low:
Black unemployment fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest ever recorded by the U.S. Labor Department since it began tracking the black unemployment rate in 1972.
Economists say it’s a sign the recovery from the Great Recession is finally starting to help a wider swath of the U.S. population.
During the aftermath of the financial crisis, black unemployment soared to 16.8 percent in 2010, meaning more than 1 out of every 6 African Americans was looking for a job but could not find one. The rate has steadily declined since, breaking the prior all-time low of 7 percent that was set in 2000 during the dot-com boom.
The writer – and, by extension, the WaPo – does their level best to ensure the impact is softened with lots of anti-Trump factoids. It’s the WaPo, after all. Trump’s popularity among African-Americans remains microscopic.
Although I have to wonder; would a black American be any more likely to admit being a Trump fan than a Minneapolitan be to admit they owned a gun?