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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?
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 data released by <a href="https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf?mod=article_inline">the Bureau of Labor Statistics</a>, "the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent"  the same value for October 1969. The closest it has been to this rate was 3.9 percent in 2000. According to data released by <a href="https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf?mod=article_inline">the Bureau of Labor Statistics</a>, "the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent"  the same value for October 1969. The closest it has been to this rate was 3.9 percent 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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Categories Categories
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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