Media not willing to give Trump economy credit for lowering black unemployment rate?

CBS News:
Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn't always shared in America's prosperity. The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest level since the government began tracking such data in 1972.

The reasons range from a greater number of black Americans with college degrees to a growing need for employers in a tight job market to widen the pool of people they hire from.

"The African American unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent, the lowest rate in 45 years. I am so happy about this News!" President Donald Trump said in a tweet Saturday.

Still, the rate for black workers remains well above those for whites and some other groups, something experts attribute in large part to decades of discrimination and disadvantages.

Robust job creation has lowered unemployment for all Americans. U.S. employers added nearly 2.1 million jobs in 2017 -- the seventh straight year that hiring has topped 2 million. The U.S. economy gained a hefty 5.7 million jobs in 2014 and 2015 alone.

But there are also less-happy reasons for the lower unemployment rates: Fewer Americans are either working or looking for work. (People who aren't actively seeking a job aren't counted as unemployed.) An aging population means there are more retirees. Young Americans are also staying in school longer before job-hunting.
The media was not as eager to talk about the poor labor participation rate when Obama was President.  That it is picking up is good news and it also means that the stimulus caused by the tax cuts can do more to pull people out of dependency on the government and into the labor force.  I think some entitlement reform could also increase the labor participation rate.

One of the problems that is somewhat unique to the black community is a tendency to blame aver set back and every criticism on racism rather than an introspection as to what they may have done to cause the setback. 

Even successful blacks sometimes do this as was demonstrated by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee responding to a complaint by a woman who was bumped out of a first-class seat on an airline to accommodate her. 

If you have that mindset it makes it harder for unsuccessful people to move on to find another job.  Clearly, most blacks do not have this attitude, but the less successful ones do allow it to hold them back.

Hopefully, with more opportunities all people week to seize them.


Popular posts from this blog

Democrats worried about 2018 elections

Another fraudulent claim by the Mueller team

The Russian collusion hoax looks dead after Mueller shows his hand