Trump brags about jobs report as black unemployment hits 10 year high
Donald Trump (Mandel Ngan/AFP)

President Donald Trump is taking full credit for May's drop in unemployment numbers, calling it a "tremendous tribute to equality," and even saying that it's a "great day" for George Floyd, a Black man killed by police.


Black unemployment increased to "the highest in more than a decade."

"Hopefully, George is looking down right now in saying this is a great thing happening for our country. A great day for him, a great day for everybody," Trump declared. "What's happening for our country right now is the greatest thing for race relations, for the African American community."

The unemployment rate for Black Americans increased from 16.7% to 16.8%. White unemployment dropped from 14.2% to 12.4%.

Overall, the unemployment dropped unexpectedly from 14.7% in April to 13.3% in May, although economists warn there are technical problems with the report.

The employment rate is still at Great Depression levels.