Trump’s Black Unemployment Boast

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January 29, 2018 12:37 p.m.

President Trump has been out bragging that “because of my policies” the African-American unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level ever. This appears to be technically true. But I thought it made sense to give some context for the nonsensical nature of this claim.

As you can see, the idea that this is “because of my policies” is a bit hard to square with the actual data.

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