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Politifact Virginia: Trump and African-American youth unemployment


This week's PolitiFact looks at a bold claim from Donald Trump when he was in Richmond. He told his audience the unemployment rate for African-American young people hovers around a staggering 59%.

Well it turns out, that statement is mostly false. The rate is actually 18.7%.

But if you include the young people who are sometimes too young to work, then you get a number closer to what Trump said.

"This includes high school and college students who may not be even looking for work or wanting work," said Richmond Times-Dispatch Reporter Warren Fiske.

You can read more on politifactvirginia.com.

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