Black unemployment plummeted in November to 5.9 percent
Black unemployment plummeted in November to 5.9 percent, tying a record low, according to reports.
The national unemployment rate stood fixed at 3.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics data reports.
Despite black American unemployment being higher than other demographic groups, it has never fallen below 7 percent since the Bureau of Labor Statistics launched its monitoring of the statistic in 1972.
The unemployment rate for Hispanics is 4.5 percent, Whites are at 3.4 percent, and Asians stand at 2.7 percent.
In May, the black unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent, a historical record.
Transportation and warehousing have added 192,000 jobs, while manufacturing has increased by 288,000, according to BLS.
The 155,000 jobs generated in November came short of expectations predicted by economists, CNBC reported.
GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel praised the numbers via Twitter on Saturday, calling it a “huge achievement” for President Trump.
In August, Neon Nettle reported Rasmussen poll revealed Trump’s approval reached 36% nearly double the President’s African-American supporters.
In October, Trump’s approval rating rose to a record of 40 percent among black voters, according to the daily Rasmussen poll released on Oct. 29.
The poll reveals that 29 percent support for Trump among blacks on Aug. 6 – compared to 15 percent on Aug. 3, 2017.
16.5 percent approval among blacks in an Oct. 18–22 survey was revealed by Reuters/Ipsos polls on Oct. 18–22 survey, from 11 percent at the end of August.