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President Trump 'So Happy' Black Unemployment Rate At A Historic Low

Trump boasted about unemployment for African-Americans hitting a record low of 6.8 percent in December, the lowest rate for that group since the government began tracking data in the early 1970s.
President Trump walks from the Oval Office to speak with members of the press just before departing the White House to spend the weekend Camp David. Source: Win McNamee

President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to highlight the historic drop in the unemployment rate among African-Americans, a day after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the rate fell below 7 percent for the month of December — the lowest mark for black Americans since the bureau began tracking the data in the early 1970s.

"The African American unemployment rate fell to 6.8%, the lowest rate in 45

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