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Politifact on Bernie Sanders:




Statement: "For young people who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school, who are between the ages of 17 and 20, if they happen to be white, the unemployment rate is 33 percent. If they are Hispanic, the unemployment rate is 36 percent.

If they are African-American, the real unemployment rate for young people is 51 percent."



Evaluation: Sanders said that for African-Americans between the ages of 17 and 20, "the real unemployment rate is 51 percent." His terminology was off, but the numbers he used check out, and his general point was correct -- that in an apples-to-apples comparison, African-American youth have significantly worse prospects in the job market than either Hispanics or whites do. The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information, so we rate it Mostly True.



Politifact on Trump:




Statement: "If you look at whats going on in this country, African-American youth is an example: 59 percent unemployment rate; 59 percent."


Evaluation: The unemployment rate is a widely used term with a specific definition: It refers to the percentage of jobless people in the workforce who are actively seeking employment. In May, the unemployment rate for blacks ages 16 to 24 was 18.7 percent, or less than one-third of Trumps claim.


Clearly, black youths have a harder time finding work than whites. But Trump exaggerates the issue through his misleading use of statistics. We rate his statement Mostly False.



LOL. Politifact sucks.

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