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  • 2018-11-05 16:47:08
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  • Note: minor edit to show the closest rate to 2018.
 
   
Title Title
Fact check: Trump's claim about unemployment rate Fact check: Trump's claim about unemployment rate
Summary Summary
Is it really that unemployment rate is the lowest since 1969 as trump claimed? Is it really that unemployment rate is the lowest since 1969 as trump claimed?
Highlights Highlights
Content Content
US President Donald Trump <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1048197648807854080">tweeted about the unemployment rate</a> in the US , he claimed the following: US President Donald Trump <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1048197648807854080">tweeted about the unemployment rate</a> in the US , he claimed the following:
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1048197648807854080 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1048197648807854080
<strong>Claim : </strong> <strong>Claim : </strong>
"Just out: 3.7% Unemployment is the lowest number since 1969!" "Just out: 3.7% Unemployment is the lowest number since 1969!"
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<strong>Fact Check: True. </strong> <strong>Fact Check: True. </strong>
According to the release by <a href="https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf?mod=article_inline">the bureau of labor statistics data</a>, "the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent"  the same value for October 1969.  According to the release by <a href="https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf?mod=article_inline">the bureau of labor statistics data</a>, "the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent"  the same value for October 1969. the closest it was to this rate was 3.9 in 2000.
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[caption id="attachment_92962" align="aligncenter" width="525"]<img class="size-full wp-image-92962" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/11/05162729/imageedit_3_4381826650.gif" alt="" width="525" height="361" /> unemployment rate in the U.S. as recorded by <a href="https://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet">bureau of labor statistics</a>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_92962" align="aligncenter" width="525"]<img class="size-full wp-image-92962" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2018/11/05162729/imageedit_3_4381826650.gif" alt="" width="525" height="361" /> unemployment rate in the U.S. as recorded by <a href="https://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet">bureau of labor statistics</a>[/caption]
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Economics, Fact checking, Politics Economics, Fact checking, Politics
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Donald J Trump, fact check, jobs, unemployment Donald J Trump, fact check, jobs, unemployment
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