The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

"Racist" Administration has Smallest Racial Unemployment Gap in History

President Trump is racist.

He’s so racist that we’re now looking at the smallest gap between black and white unemployment in American history. During a time of already record low unemployment.

The unemployment rate in the U.S. has fallen to its lowest point in 18 years, additionally shrinking the gap between black unemployment and white unemployment, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Black unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, while white unemployment is at 3.5 percent — the smallest gap between the two rates ever recorded.

The black unemployment rate has fallen from 7.8 percent to 5.9 percent since Trump took office, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reports.

It’s the smallest gap since statistics were being kept.

Now this is significant because the left’s racial argument comes down to disparate impact. And what Trump has done is erase much of the disparate impact.

While the left cries racism, and pins all its hopes on Mueller, the economy is booming.

The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in May, and the number of unemployed persons declined to 6.1 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate was down by 0.5 percentage point, and the number of unemployed persons declined by 772,000. (See table A-1.) Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.5 percent), Blacks (5.9 percent), and Asians (2.1 percent) decreased in May. The jobless rates for adult women (3.3 percent), teenagers (12.8 percent), Whites (3.5 percent), and Hispanics (4.9 percent) changed little over the month. 

In the face of these numbers, the Democrats will run on impeaching the guy who turned the economy around.