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Hispanic Unemployment Hits Record Low Under Trump

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

The unemployment numbers for Hispanic workers hit a record low under President Donald Trump in June, beating the previous lowest unemployment record from October 2006.

Hispanic or Latino workers’ unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent, falling below the prior record of 4.8 percent from 2006, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The new report also showed that 213,000 jobs were added in June, and unemployment climbed to four percent, a positive sign for the economy.

The unemployment rate among black Americans has also hit a record number under Trump, dropping to 6.6 percent in April. The June report shows the numbers have continued to drop, going down to 6.5 percent in the month, a positive trend for the unemployment rate.

Trump has continued to mention the record low unemployment numbers at rallies and speeches across the U.S., mentioning the strong economy and continued success in unemployment throughout his presidency. (RELATED: June Jobs Report: 213,000 Jobs Added, Unemployment At 4 Percent)

Unemployment benefits are available for up to 26 weeks in most states and pay eligible workers up to $450 per week.

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