Wednesday, December 13, 2017

More, Better Jobs for Minorities

Naturally, African-American and Hispanic Americans hate Donald Trump. Perhaps not as much as their Alabama brethren hated Roy Moore, but they are loyal Democrats, no matter what.

And yet, the Trump presidency has actually been good for minority employment. Who knew? The economy is expanding and it is lifting the fortunes of minority populations.

As it happens, the American media is far too preoccupied with sex scandals to report the facts:

The Daily Signal has the story:

More black and Hispanic Americans are getting jobs on President Donald Trump’s watch, the latest employment numbers show, although critics accuse him of ignoring such minority populations.

The White House, not surprisingly, is happy to tout the results.

Unemployment among blacks declined from 8 percent one year ago to 7.3 percent in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Blacks’ labor force participation rate rose slightly over the past year, from 61.9 percent in November 2016 to 62.2 percent last month.

Unemployment among Hispanics fell by a percentage point, from 5.7 percent to 4.7 percent, over the year. Hispanics’ labor force participation rate held steady, dipping from 65.7 percent to 65.6 percent.

The labor force participation rate reflects the percentage of Americans working or actively looking for work, while the unemployment rate is the percentage of jobless Americans still looking for work, as opposed to having given up.

Good news for America’s minority communities. Good news for America. Bad news for the American media and its all consuming narrative. Go figure.


trigger warning said...

B-b-but Former President "Lightworker" Obama is taking credit for jobs and growth due to his, uh, climate change policies!

"Thanks, Obama."
--- "Lightworker" Obama

Sam L. said...

The rising tide raises all boats.

And it IS due to Obama. He depressed the economy and employment, so it pretty much HAD to rise once he was gone.