Black Unemployment Rate Rises After Trump Brags About Jobs

The number of unemployed Black people in America crept up ever so slightly in August compared to the month before, according to the latest jobs report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday morning. The rise comes a little more than a month after President Donald Trump happily took credit for what he called the “lowest unemployment [for Blacks] since just after the turn of the millennium.”

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