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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, June 04, 2020

As protests continue throughout the country over police brutality toward black Americans, it's worth remembering that we're still in the middle of a severe recession. The monthly jobs numbers for May, which will be released Friday, are expected to show we've reached 20 percent unemployment, and that's falling particularly hard on minorities. Fewer than half of black adults are now employed, according to Labor Department data. Brace yourself for more jobless claims in the weekly report Thursday morning. Economists are expecting the federal government to announce that around 1.8 million new people filed for unemployment insurance last week. That's part of a steady improvement since late March, when weekly claims soared as high as 6.8 million. But it's still a distressingly high number " in February, the numbers were in the 200,000s. Before the pandemic, the weekly record was under 700,000, in 1982.

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What? This can't be right. I heard his Excellency say that unemployment is the lowest in, like, forever.

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-04 06:45 AM | Reply

Nobody has been better for the blacks than me.

- President Dunsel.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-06-04 08:25 AM | Reply

"What do you got to lose?"

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-06-04 08:30 AM | Reply

Yet another economy cratered by a Republican administration.

Yes, I realize 50% of the blame is COVID and that Trump couldn't help that.

But his lack of leadership has made it orders of magnitude worse. That 50% of blame is on his shoulders for thinking ignoring it to keep markets stable was better than taking a smaller hit but being honest about it and actually leading with a presence and honest we would have gotten with any other modern POTUS.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2020-06-04 10:33 AM | Reply

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