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Trump said people of color 'just set a record for new jobs.' Data show the unemployment rate for Black Americans has barely changed in the last month.

Trump said people of color 'just set a record for new jobs.' Data show the unemployment rate for Black Americans has barely changed in the last month.
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Speaking at a Saturday news conference, President Donald Trump commemorated the US economy for seeing "a new record for jobs" for people of color.




But the monthly jobs report the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday said the unemployment rate for the Black population "showed little change."




The white and Black unemployment rates differ by more than 5 percentage points — the widest gap recorded in the coronavirus pandemic recession to date.




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In a news conference from his private New Jersey golf club on Saturday, President Donald Trump lauded the US economy where people of color "set a record for new jobs."
But federal data released Friday show that the unemployment rate for Black people has marginally changed, and white people are by far the most employed among all racial groups in the country.
Trump ended his press conference announcing several executive actions by commemorating how "We created the greatest economy in the history of the world."
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