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PolitiFact: Trump’s unemployment numbers are on the mark



PolitiFact staff
Friday, January 12, 2018

In a tweet on Monday, Donald Trump said: “African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in our country. The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped a full point in the last year and is close to the lowest in recorded history. Dems did nothing for you but get your vote!”

Our ruling

Trump tweeted, “African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in our country. The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped a full point in the last year and is close to the lowest in recorded history. Dems did nothing for you but get your vote!”

He’s right about the low unemployment rates for both blacks and Hispanics today. But his slam that the Democrats “did nothing” in this regard is an exaggeration. Under Obama, the unemployment rate for both groups fell by more than half.

We rate his statement Mostly True.

To read the full fact check, go to politifact.com.