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Fact Check: Trump's claim about Macron's performance. Fact Check: Trump's claim about Macron's performance.
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Is Donald Trump correct about unemployment in France? Is Donald Trump correct about unemployment in France?
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President Donald Trump <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062333534214520832">tweeted</a> about the performance of Emanuel Macron, he claimed the following : President Donald Trump <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062333534214520832">tweeted</a> about the performance of Emanuel Macron, he claimed the following :
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062333534214520832 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1062333534214520832
<strong>Claim 1 : </strong> <strong>Claim 1 : </strong>
Emanuel has 26% approval rating. Emanuel has 26% approval rating.
<strong>Fact Check 1 :</strong> <strong>Fact Check 1 :</strong>
Kantar Public's poll of October 31, 2018 puts Macron's approval rating in France at 26%, down from 44% in January. <a href="https://www.tns-sofres.com/dataviz?type=1&amp;code_nom=macron">link</a> Kantar Public's poll of October 31, 2018 puts Macron's approval rating in France at 26%, down from 44% in January. <a href="https://www.tns-sofres.com/dataviz?type=1&amp;code_nom=macron">link</a>
<strong>Claim 2:</strong> <strong>Claim 2:</strong>
unemployment rate in France is 10 % unemployment rate in France is 10 %
<strong>Fact Check 2 :</strong> <strong>Fact Check 2 :</strong>
According to Reuters, <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-economy-unemployment/french-jobless-rate-steady-in-third-quarter-at-9-1-percent-despite-employment-gains-idUKKCN1NP0GV">France’s unemployment rate stood at 9.1 percent in the July-September period, unchanged from three months earlier</a>. According to Reuters, <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-economy-unemployment/french-jobless-rate-steady-in-third-quarter-at-9-1-percent-despite-employment-gains-idUKKCN1NP0GV">France’s unemployment rate stood at 9.1 percent in the July-September period, unchanged from three months earlier</a>.
The following graph from Trading Economics puts this number into historical perspective. The following graph from Trading Economics puts this number into historical perspective.
  link: <a href="https://d3fy651gv2fhd3.cloudfront.net/embed/?s=umrtfr&amp;v=201811200941a1&amp;d1=20080101&amp;d2=20181231&amp;h=300&amp;w=600">click to see graph</a>
source: <a href="//tradingeconomics.com/france/unemployment-rate’">tradingeconomics.com</a> source: <a href="//tradingeconomics.com/france/unemployment-rate’">tradingeconomics.com</a>
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Fact checking, Politics Fact checking, Politics
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<p><a href="https://tradingeconomics.com/france/unemployment-rate" rel="nofollow">https://tradingeconomics.com/france/unemployment-rate</a></p> <p><a href="https://tradingeconomics.com/france/unemployment-rate" rel="nofollow">https://tradingeconomics.com/france/unemployment-rate</a></p>

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