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Did You Hear? Black Unemployment Plunges to Historic Low Under Trump Economy


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The most recent jobs report shows a dramatic drop in black unemployment.

The rate dropped half a point in May, to 5.9 percent. That's a historic low.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the gap between white unemployment and black unemployment has never been smaller.

Overall, US unemployment droppd to 3.8 percent, an 18-year low.

The great news for black Americans was buried near the bottom of the Associated Press' reporting about unemployment.

But President Trump highlighted the big news on Twitter:

Wall Street expert Charles Payne also tweeted that 76,000 African Americans were able to join the workforce, making them the only racial group to see an increase in employment:

Others have also been celebrating the news on Twitter:



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Benjamin Gill oversees all web content as the Multimedia Manager for He has been on staff with CBN News as an internet and broadcast producer since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter @BenGillCBN. Here are some of his commentaries and articles: Pursuing Truth in a World of Fake News: Reflections of a Christian Journalist After 20 Years with CBN News The Breaking Point: Pandemic Pain, Persistent Prayer, and God's Bigger Picture Plagues, the End Times, and Trusting in God's Protection: 'You Will Hear Us and Rescue Us' 12 Powerful Bible Verses to Build Your Faith and Fight Fear