Ivanka Trump tweeted about the historic drop in unemployment for blacks. Ivanka tweeted: “The unemployment rate for African Americans fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest ever recorded. We are working hard to bring this rate down even further.”
What Ivanka neglected to mention, is that her father, President Trump, (or the man liberals like to falsely refer to as a “racist”), is responsible for an exploding economy, and for putting black Americans back to work, while Barack Obama, “the first black President”, presided over the worst unemployment in recorded history for blacks.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 5, 2018
Remember when a group of concerned black Chicago residents made this powerful video calling for the former President Barack Obama to resign? In the video, they called Barack Obama and liberals out for not really caring about putting Blacks back to work:
“The Black community needs jobs. We want them, we need them and it is a matter of life and death for us.”
“The liberal agenda is not the black agenda, it is not the family agenda and it’s not the American agenda.”
Fortunately, for black Americans, we finally have a president who is fighting to put all Americans back to work, a president who is interested in Making America Great Again for EVERY American citizen.
In the month of December, the unemployment rate for black Americans dropped to just 6.8 percent, which is the lowest ever recorded. Prior to this month, the previous record was 7.4 percent in 2000.
The government has been tracking unemployment by race for 45 years, since 1972.
The Hispanic unemployment rate remains at a near record low of just 4.9 percent, up just a bit from the record of 4.7 percent in November of last year.
White unemployment sits at 3.7 percent, while only 2.5 percent of Asians are unemployed.
The overall unemployment rate is just 4.1 percent.
The number of jobs created in December was 148,000, which is lower than expected. Jobs are the lagging indicator in any economy, so with all the other numbers moving up, hopefully, job creation will soon follow.
Average hourly earnings rose 0.3% from the previous month, and are up 2.5% when compared to last year. –Breitbart
IS reported in October that Donald J. Trump was able to win the presidency with a platform geared towards helping workers. The president has been particularly focused on job growth as he has worked to implement his economic agenda. He has turned towards regulatory and tax reform as pathways to accomplishing his goals
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has shown that black unemployment has seen a notable drop since Trump entered office. The most recent monthly jobs report found that black unemployment went from 8.3 percent to 7.0 percent over the past year. It is now at a 17 year low. Black unemployment is down from a modern high of 16.8 percent in March 2010.
“In just 10 months you are seeing large numbers of black Americans, particularly men, finding themselves with new job opportunities,” Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper told InsideSources. “There are things that having your own job and own income can provide that the federal government just can’t replace.”
From the National Center: “With the black unemployment rate falling to its lowest point since April 2000, and considering the persistently high levels of double-digit employment that existed during most of the previous administration, this news should really be garnering more attention,” said Project 21 member Dr. Derryck Green, who has written extensively on black unemployment and the economy. “This should be a source of economic optimism because the job market is expanding and improving overall — particularly among American blacks who were hit hard during the sluggish, so-called economic ‘recovery’ touted by our previous president. It bears remembering that the black unemployment rate at that point had skyrocketed. It was at or near 15 percent on nine occasions, and near or above 16 percent 24 other times. While still too high for my liking at seven percent, the black unemployment rate has significantly improved since the days of double digits.”
The overall new low black unemployment rate isn’t the only good news. Largely unreported is the fact that black teen unemployment fell even more precipitously — from 28.1 percent in September 2016 to 22.4 percent last month. The “unemployment gap” between black and white workers has also been steadily decreasing.
Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington, a nationally syndicated talk radio host, said: “With the holiday season upon us, news that the unemployment rate for blacks has reached a 17-year low — even as the economy shed 33,000 jobs due to the hurricanes — should be trumpeted in the media. Good economic policy that prioritizes Americans over foreign workers, fewer illegal border crossings and an overall positive business outlook has had a positive impact on hiring.”
“Commonsense measures to reduce regulation are a major step in improving American economic conditions,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a former leadership aide on Capitol Hill. “Once Congress steps up to reduce taxes and repeal Obamacare, the markets and the economy will skyrocket — taking such good fortunes to black America and the rest of the nation.”
“At the end of the day, the kind of things that make us Americans, and what many black American men are interested in, is the freedom that comes when you have your own resources and you can use them in the way you want,” Cooper said. “We are looking at a 17-year record in terms of how low unemployment is among blacks, and it is sharply down among black men, and it is dropping perceptually among teenagers.”
Cooper adds the last administration hurt employment by disincentivizing investment with its approach to taxes and regulations. He pointed to past recessions, which typically only took months to recover. Former President George W. Bush faced a recession at the beginning of his term, but the recovery only took nine months.
Project 21 was started to provide a platform for black conservatives who have an entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family, and commitment to individual responsibility. The National Center for Public Policy Research started the initiative, arguing the civil rights establishment usually isn’t open to those views.
Here’s another poweful video made by the same activist group in Chicago, who are fighting to put black Americans to work: