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Black unemployment rate rises under Trump

By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

Editor & Publisher

 
NEW YORK, March 10, 2017, 2 p.m. - The black unemployment rate today shot up under President Trump's new administration, according to a just released jobs report by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The rate had been down in the final days of Obama's administration. The rate was up from 7.7 percent to 8.1 percent. The previous rate had been 9.2 percent.

The 7.7 percent rate had been the lowest rate since 8.3 percent, a year ago. The 8.3 percent rate was the lowest since 2007, "before the recession began and lesser than half of the peak of 16.8 percent reached in 2010," according to CNN

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In contrast, the white rate was down from 4.3 percent to 4.1 percent.

The overall rate was down from 4.8 to 4.7 percent.

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