Hispanic Unemployment Rate Plunges to Record Low


The unemployment rate for Hispanic Americans dropped to an all-time record low in June.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate is now 4.6 percent, which is down from 4.9 percent in May.

The previous record low of 4.8 percent was set in 2006 during the George W. Bush administration.

Heather Long, an economics correspondent with The Washington Post, touted the new record low rate.

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Fox Business Network’s Charles Payne tweeted that while the Democrats are trying to make immigration a wedge issue for the upcoming midterm elections, Hispanics are prospering during President Trump’s watch.

CNS News’ Craig Bannister noted that the Hispanic unemployment rate has been 4.8 percent or less six times according the the BLS.

Five of those six times were during the Trump administration.

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After reaching a record low in May of 5.9 percent, the unemployment rate among African Americans inched back up to 6.5 percent in June, which may be a reflection of more blacks and U.S. workers in general re-entering the workforce.

The overall unemployment rate among all Americans ticked up slightly in June to 4 percent from May’s 3.8 percent.

Nevertheless, 213,000 thousand jobs were added in June.

The labor force participation rate also edged up 0.2 percent to 62.9 percent, as the number reentering the work force rose by 204,000.

First daughter Ivanka Trump lauded the strong jobs market in a tweet on Friday morning.

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She wrote that since election day, the U.S. economy has added 3.7 million jobs Meanwhile, over 600,000 Americans entered the labor force in June.

Trump added that the president’s agenda is “clearly working + creating opportunities for ALL Americans.’

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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