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Chart: Donald Is Not Responsible for Declining African-American Unemployment

Vox: “Trump is certainly right that black unemployment hit a historic low in December 2017, not only falling to its lowest level since the Great Recession but falling below 7 percent for the first time since the statistic began being recorded. Given that black unemployment hit a high point of around 16.7 percent in August 2011 as the country recovered from the Great Recession, the new number is ostensibly good news. But exactly how much progress the new 6.8 percent number reflects, and what role Trump played in getting it there, isn’t exactly what the president says.

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S.C. Has Most Black Candidates Running for Statewide Office Since Reconstruction

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The number of African-American candidates running for South Carolina statewide office in 2014. “Some could be eliminated in June’s primary elections, but it appears at least three black candidates will make it to November’s general election,” The State reports. “South Carolina also is assured to elect its first African-American candidate in a statewide race since Reconstruction in one U.S. Senate race, where all three of the announced candidates are black.”

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Reverse Great Migration for Blacks

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Share of non-Hispanic blacks living in the South, the highest since 1960. New Census data shows a reverse Great Migration is taking place, as African-Americans leave large Northern and Midwestern metro areas and move south. Georgia, Texas, and Florida, in descending order, now have the largest populations of blacks.