President Obama’s surprising jobs record

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(NNPA)—Although unemployment rates are unacceptably high, especially for African-Americans, President Obama has done a better job improving the jobless rate than most critics are willing to concede.

That becomes abundantly clear when reading FactCheck.org’s dismantling of Senator Rand Paul’s attack on the president’s unemployment record. Just as he was caught plagiarizing, Paul has been caught again, this time for providing misleading information about Obama’s accomplishments.

FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

“Sen. Rand Paul says ‘Black unemployment in America is double White unemployment’ and ‘hasn’t budged’ under President Obama,” the research group recounts before adding: “Actually, the Black unemployment rate is lower now than when Obama took office, and the gap between the races is below the historical average. The Black unemployment rate has averaged more than double the White rate for several decades.”

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