Minority Groups Have Made Historic Employment Gains Under Trump, Study Says
4.5 million minority hires have taken place under the Trump economy
Minority communities have made historic economic gains under President Donald Trump according to an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor data.
The Washington Post reported on the revealing analysis.
“For the first time, most new working-age hires in the U.S. are people of color,” Heather Long and Andrew Van Dam wrote Monday.
4.5 million minority hires have taken place under the Trump economy, accounting for a vast 86 percent of the 5.2 million jobs added following the 2016 election.
The Post reports:
"A surge of minority women getting jobs has helped push the U.S. workforce across a historic threshold” in the last year, with minority hires ages 25 to 54 considered “prime working age” passing those of white Americans.
Trump has put the economy as his main focal point since being elected, touting historic economic gains for communities of color in the face of progressive Democrats who continue to claim he is a racist.
The unemployment rate for African-Americans between the ages of 16 and 19 plummeted to 17.7 percent, the lowest rate since government records began in n the early 1970s.
According to the most recent data from the Department of Labor, a total of 762,000 young African-Americans had jobs in July.
That number is the highest on record.
Hispanic unemployment is also at its lowest ever, consistently registering below 4.6 percent.
For the first time, most new working-age hires in the United States are people of color. This surge, especially with minority women getting jobs, has helped push the American workforce across a historic threshold. pic.twitter.com/8w2cbceloQ— Ways and Means GOP (@WaysandMeansGOP) September 10, 2019
The Economy is great. The only thing adding to “uncertainty” is the Fake News!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2019
Peruvian immigrant Milagros Tasayco told The Post that the tide has allowed her to work for the first time in years.
“Now there are more job opportunities, I think. I look for jobs that want English and Spanish speakers,” Tasayco said.
“My children say, ‘Wow, Mommy, you have two jobs!’ My husband is proud, too.”
As Neon Nettle reported in October, unemployment figures in America overall dropped to their lowest levels since 1969, according to new US employment data.
Trump's economy created 136,000 American jobs in September, with the unemployment rate falling to just 3.5 percent.
According to Econoday, economists were expecting the number of new jobs to be between 120,000 and 179,000, with the consensus number at 145,000.