December 14, 2017

Under 'Racist' Donald Trump Minority Employment Numbers Better Than Under Obama

Rebel Staff

The mainstream media pushes the narrative that President Donald Trump is "racist" and that he has been far worse for minorities than was Barack Obama. 

That's why it came as a surprise to many this week when new numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics blew this narrative out of the water. 

The numbers show that Trump has actually provided more jobs for blacks and hispanics than Obama ever did. Unemployment in the black community is down from 8 per cent last November to 7.3 per cent now, and labor force participation rate in the African American community rose from 61.9 per cent in November 2016 to 62.2 per cent last month.

Among Hispanics, unemployment went down in the past year from 5.7 per cent to 4.7 per cent, and labor force participation rate held steady, dipping from 65.7 per cent to 65.6 per cent.

“All Americans continue to see results from the president’s bold economic agenda,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told The Daily Signal

"While overall unemployment in November remained at a nearly 17-year low, the rate is also at historic lows among several groups, including Hispanics—where it is the lowest in at least 44 years—and African-Americans—where it is at its lowest levels since 2000."

These numbers show that Trump is following through on his campaign promise to bring jobs back to the American people. Obama was always more interested in getting people on welfare than he was in incentivizing them to get jobs, but Trump has taken the opposite approach, as he is not a believer in government handouts.

The media loves to talk about how "racist" Trump is, but they never offer any evidence to back up this assertion, particularly when he's doing so much to boost the economy and employment opportunities for Americans, regardless of their race. 

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commented 2017-12-17 11:19:39 -0500
Drew,

Let’s see some numbers demonstrating that any one of those has demonstrably improved in the last year.
commented 2017-12-17 02:58:52 -0500
Andrew the debt is one HUGE STAT! More mass shootings, race relations much worse, using government departments as weapons.
commented 2017-12-16 12:26:18 -0500
Drew Wakariuk commented 15 hours ago
Andrew what graph are you reading? And what about the first term, you are cherry picking. "

I didn’t mention a graph. Nor are my claims predicated on one. My claims are mostly based upon the tables themselves, and some basic analysis using Excel. I’ll share my numbers and how I calculated them, but please tell me what, exactly you want – i can’t guess.

I think the second term is a better reflection of Obama’s policies, which is why I use it. I would argue that the first year or two of a presidency isn’t a reflection on a particular president’s legacy, but rather a combination of momemtum from the previous term and anticipation of what the new president will bring.

You are correct in that we don’t have long term retrospective data on Trump to compare against, but we have to work with what we’ve got. Job growth peaked in 2015 at 3m jobs, vs the 2.1 or so that 2017 will end up with. How much of that slowdown is due to Trump, vs other factors, remains to be seen. Arguably, the US reached full employment as it dropped below 5% in mid-2016, and the slowdown actually represents a lack of unemployed people with the appropriate skillset TO hire.
commented 2017-12-16 12:12:09 -0500
Drew Wakariuk commented 15 hours ago
Andrew let me know when Trump has big valleys like Obama LMAO! You are a teacher?? "

Probably in the next cyclical recession, which is just about due. Trump is indeed very lucky in that regard, in that he inherited a favourable macroeconomic situation, which is to say a now seven year old economic boom that’s getting long in the tooth. If Trump had inherited a collapse on the scale of the Crisis, who knows how bad it will be?
commented 2017-12-16 12:10:04 -0500
“Drew Wakariuk commented 15 hours ago
Andrew your link is not a Job Creation stat. And Obama was a disaster , unemployment is at an all time low, you are ignoring how many jobs were lost under Obama as well like a good drone.”
The table reflects changes in employment. (what do you think the numbers mean?)

Your claim of Obama being a disaster are not supported by any evidence. Please provide some. And, let’s make sure it’s based in some sort of numeric statistic rather than the vaguely dogmatic slogans. So, let’s see numbers and links, and make sure they’re actually comparative.

The job losses in Obama’s government were entirely localized to the first year of his first term Every single year after that net-created jobs. . About 60% of the job losses from the Financial Crisis occured in 2009, although they were almost entirely echos of the year before. From 2010 on, the first 3Q of each year ( use this because final numbers for 2017 are only available to Sept) had a better average under Obama than it has since Trump was elected (184k vs 160k/mo).

So, yeah. Obama net-creates over 10m jobs (lose 5, create 15), Trump creates 1.5, yet somehow it’s purely Trump’s doing. I can’t think of an interpretation of that that isn’t simply pure partisan bluster.
commented 2017-12-15 21:08:12 -0500
Andrew let me know when Trump has big valleys like Obama LMAO! You are a teacher??
commented 2017-12-15 21:06:21 -0500
Andrew what graph are you reading? And what about the first term, you are cherry picking.
commented 2017-12-15 21:04:31 -0500
Andrew your link is not a Job Creation stat. And Obama was a disaster , unemployment is at an all time low, you are ignoring how many jobs were lost under Obama as well like a good drone.
commented 2017-12-15 10:02:10 -0500
William Elder commented 8 hours ago
Handy Andy gets hs economic stats from fake news and it so obvious. "

My link goes back to the Bureau of Labour Statistics. Same data linked in the main article. I just changed the table settings so it went back more than a year. Trump Era data looks a lot better if you exclude everything before his election.

If you consider BLS “fake news”, then your own post is “fake news”, since it’s based upon that very same data set.

The remaining numbers you cite are very similar. Yes, they’ve continued to grow under Trump, but he’s frosting a cake that had already been baked.

For example, Trump loves to brag about job creation, but 17Q3 was actually the*worst* 3rd quarter since 2010 for job creation, 318k jobs. Obama’s second-term average [13-16]Q3 result was 628.
(https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001?output_view=net_1mth) (came from Trump’s own government. Is that “fake news”)
commented 2017-12-15 04:49:42 -0500
Please William Elder… You give a black mark on the name “Andy” when you cite “Handy Andy”… As we all know, “Andrew Stephenson” is a woman…
commented 2017-12-15 04:47:23 -0500
Need it be said again that in his eight years in office, Barak “Assalamualaikum” Obama did more to damage race relations in the United States than any president since the 1800s… It was a deliberate ploy to set black against white and inviting the BLM to the White House was vivid proof… But what should any thinking American have expected from the man who “worshiped” at the church of Jeremiah Wright all those years?… One, indeed, is known by “the company you keep”…
commented 2017-12-15 02:14:28 -0500
Handy Andy gets hs economic stats from fake news and it so obvious.

A better indicator of labor market strength is the U-6 unemployment rate, a broader measure that many economists consider the real unemployment rate. It counts people as unemployed for a year (rather than just 30 days) after they give up their job search and counts people as unemployed who are working part time because they are unable to find full time jobs. At 8.4 percent, this measure has dropped a full percentage point since January and is now at its lowest level since November 2007, the month before the recession began.

The percentage of Americans working is also higher. The four months following President Trump’s inauguration are the only months since February 2009 in which 60 percent or more of Americans were employed. For prime working age Americans, or those 24 to 55 years old, the percent employed has increased to levels last seen in late 2008.

And, the jobs are better. Since February, the number of people working full time has increased by 589,000 while the number working part time decreased by 188,000. For the comparable period last year, full time workers increased 22,000 and part time workers increased 75,000.
Given these numbers, it’s not surprising that the Department of Labor recently reported an impressive drop in initial claims for unemployment insurance. For the four-week period ending June 3, the moving average was 1.92 million people, the lowest level recorded for this average since Jan. 12, 1974 when it was 1.90 million. Notably, there are 68 million more people in the labor force today than there were in 1974.

People are also making more money. The independent research firm Sentier recently reported that median household Income has surged since the beginning of the year to $59,361, and “finally surpassed” the level when Sentier began compiling the data in January 2000, which was $58,846. It actually increased more in the first three months of the Trump presidency (about $1,300) than it did during the entire seven and a half years of the Obama recovery
commented 2017-12-14 23:16:58 -0500
" The numbers show that Trump has actually provided more jobs for blacks and hispanics than Obama ever did. Unemployment in the black community is down from 8 per cent last November to 7.3 per cent now, and labor force participation rate in the African American community rose from 61.9 per cent in November 2016 to 62.2 per cent last month. "

This claim is completely wrong. In fact, Obama created roughly ten times the jobs for Blacks than Trump did.

Using January, which is when they were actually inaugurated, and seasonally adjusted Black numbers,
01/09 Jobs, 15841k, Unemp. 12.7
01/17 jobs, 18445, unemp 7.7
11/17 Jobs 18694 unemp 7.3

Change under Obama: 2,604k -5.0%
Change under Trump: 249k, -0.4%.
Accessible here: https://www.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cpsatab2.htm

The link provided in the main article doesn’t address Hispanics at all, nor does the BLS specifically track them in these data.

Yes, the rate is at a long time low, but that was also true before Trump, and pushing it further required relatively low rates of job creation.
commented 2017-12-14 19:20:48 -0500
The US economy was headed for high single digit growth just in confidence of Trump’s regulatory reforms, but with the new tax bill, economic pundits are calling double digit growth in the next 2 years – the US saw the highest employment rates in 20 years last year and that is expected to increase as more incentives to domestic manufacturing kick in.

By contrast we will look like stagflated deindustrialized backwater in 2 years.
commented 2017-12-14 17:13:12 -0500
It’s unfortunate his approval numbers are heading south even after these " numbers’’. Perhaps if he got along with his own party he’d have enough votes for all the campaign promises he wants to pass. Instead he is the death knell to whatever, whom ever he throws his support around. Similar to the number one here ….
commented 2017-12-14 16:56:42 -0500
I guess I am a racist! I definitely have an aversion against people who desire to slice my throat, just because I am a white Christian.
commented 2017-12-14 15:55:42 -0500
An “inconvenient truth” for the lefties!
commented 2017-12-14 15:22:51 -0500
… I have not seen a trace of proof of Trump’s “racism”. He speaks only of all Americans. He acts on behalf of all Americans.
… It is the Left that is racist. The Left is founded on the philosophy of collectivism- both socially and economically. They are the ones who are unable to recognize and respect others as individuals.
… However, the Left has no issue with their own dishonesty and hypocrisy. There is only what feels good to them, and suits their narrative.
commented 2017-12-14 13:33:35 -0500
Betcha the MSM in the U.S. and Canada don’t acknowledge this! Probably won’t hear from the trolls either!