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Lowest black unemployment under trump

In August 2019 the unemployment rate was the lowest at 5.4 percent. Although there was an increase in April 2020 to 16.7 percent.

In August 2019 the unemployment rate was the lowest at 5.4 percent. Although there was an increase in April 2020 to 16.7 percent.The unemployment rate for black or African Americans fell to 5.4 percent in August 2019, the lowest level since record-keeping began in 1972, according to the U.S Bureau of Labour Statistics. The unemployment rate among African Americans has consistently been declining since 2010, after hitting 16.8 percent. The downward trend started under the Obama administration and continued under the Trump administration.

However, since the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020, the rates have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The unemployment rate for African Americans reached 13.2 percent in September being 5.6 in the same month last year. There was a drastic increase in April with 16.7 percent. According to the most recent data available, the overall unemployment rate was down to 7.9 percent in September.

According to the Urban Institute, during the initial months of the pandemic, only 35.4 percent of African Americans could do work from home when the pandemic forced workers to leave their offices and put distance between themselves and their co-workers. The institute also reported that 60 percent of adults in families had jobs, hours, or income loss amid the crisis.

According to the Economic Policy Institute African Americans make up about one in nine workers overall, they represent 11.9 percent of the workforce. In the pre-pandemic economy, black workers were less likely to have multiple earners in their households. Persistent disparities in health status, access to health care, wealth, employment, wages, housing, income, and poverty all contribute to susceptibility to the virus—both economically and physically.

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