New labor statistics show the Trump Effect kicking in. Brett Erlich, Francesca Fiorentini, and Simone Boyce, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.
“During his State of the Union address Tuesday President Donald Trump repeated a familiar boast that unemployment among black Americans is down under his administration. New labor statistics released Friday, however, show it is on the rise again.
“African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded,” Trump said to loud applause during the joint session of Congress early this week, calling it “something I’m very proud of.”
During December, the unemployment rate of the group defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as “Black and African-American” stood at 6.8 percent. “I am so happy about this News!” Trump tweeted on January 6, pointing out it was “the lowest rate in 45 years.””*
Hosts: Brett Erlich, Francesca Fiorentini, Simone Boyce
Cast: Brett Erlich, Francesca Fiorentini, Simone Boyce
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