Today, we talk black unemployment and who gets the credit for its current lower level?
Big Red Car here on a lovely bright Austin By God Texas day. The kind of day that makes you want to move to Austin, but, then, I live here, don’t I?
So, we are hearing a lot about black unemployment and how it has plunged. President Donald J Trump has mentioned it a few times.
Some folks have attributed the current status — 6.8% in Dec 2017 v a high of 16.5% in April 2011 — to President Obama. Still, way too high when national unemployment is 4.1% from a high of 10% in October 2009.
[Please note that President Obama, himself, is a currently an unemployed black man, no?]It is clearly true that President Trump has continued the downward trend, some say he has accelerated it. However, the trend was already headed in that direction before he arrived in office.