Unemployment has fallen under Trump

Trump celebrates: US unemployment rate falls to its lowest level since 1969

Washington (AP) - Unemployment in the US has dropped to its lowest level in almost 50 years. The US Department of Labor said the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in April.

It was last low in December 1969. In March the rate was 3.8 percent. In April, 263,000 new jobs came onto the labor market - significantly more than experts had previously expected.

President Donald Trump attributes the improvement in the labor market to his policy of lower taxes and the business-friendly dismantling of regulations. Trump wrote after the publication on Twitter: "JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" Experts see the influence of politics on development as limited.

The US Federal Reserve stated in its latest report on the US economy that it can be assumed that the labor market will remain stable into next year. The unemployment rate is unlikely to rise again until 2021 - the year after the US presidential election.

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