In Friday’s jobs report, black unemployment reached a record low: 6.8 percent. That’s the lowest black unemployment has been since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking unemployment, which started in 1972. “The lowest in nearly 5 decades and a credit to [President Donald Trump’s] economic policies!!” tweeted White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah.
Trump weighed in, too:
The African American unemployment rate fell to 6.8%, the lowest rate in 45 years. I am so happy about this News! And, in the Washington Post (of all places), headline states, “Trumps first year jobs numbers were very, very good.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
And so did the new president of The Heritage Foundation, Kay Coles James:
Great news for African Americans – unemployment rate is the lowest EVER.
We have more work to do—but what a great way to start the new year!
— Kay Coles James (@KayColesJames) January 5, 2018
Watch the video above to see Fox Business’ Charles Payne discuss the record low number.