UNEMPLOYMENT DURING COVID

Unemployment was at 3.5% in February 2020, rising to 14% by April during COVID rise, and falling to 7.9% by September 2020, continuing to decline.

UNEMPLOYMENT IMPROVING / RATES DROPPING

Since 2017, the beginning of the Trump Administration, through December 2019, there has

been record low unemployment for Women, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and

Asian-Americans. In less than 4 years, every ethnic group's unemployment rate has improved.


Unemployment Rate at historic lows as of December 2019, pre-COVID:

  •  US unemployment rate lowest ever recorded since 1960

  •  Women’s unemployment rate is at a 65-year low

  •  Youth unemployment rate is at a 50-year low

  •  African-American unemployment rate is at 5.9%.

  •  The Hispanic-American unemployment rate is at a near record low of 4.2%.

  •  The Asian-American unemployment rate is at 2.5%, near a historic low.

  •  The adult women’s unemployment rate hit 3.2%, the lowest since 1953.

Unemployment Rate in the US averaged 5.76% from 1948 through 2020.


Unemployment and Jobs Trend:

  • 10% in October 2009 – under the Obama-Biden Administration

  •  3.5% in February 2020 – under Trump-Pence before COVID hit the USA

  •  14.7% in April 2020 – lost 20.5 million jobs

  •  13.3% in May 2020 – added 2.5 million jobs

  •  11.1% in June 2020 – added 4.8 million jobs – the largest single-month gain in US history

  •  10.2% in July 2020 – added 1.8 million jobs

  • 8.4% in August 2020 – Under Trump-Pence after COVID hit the USA

  • 7.9% in September 2020 per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics as of Sept 30, 2020

Unemployment Decreasing each month as US opens businesses after COVID shutdowns.


  • Pledge to America’s Workers launched by Trump in 2018, boosted private sector’s role in training more than 4 million American workers.