Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is an insane man and monumental liar. Cruz said that unemployment among teen and adult Hispanics has increased during the Obama administration. The opposite is actually true.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in June of this year there were 1.7 million unemployed Hispanics in America, a significant difference from January 2009 when 2.2 million Hispanics were unemployed. When broken down into percentages, the Hispanic unemployment rate was 10.1 when Obama first took office. By June, it was down to 6.6 percent.
In fact, Hispanics have enjoyed the highest employment rate improvement out of any other racial demographic, 3.5 percent. The national average rate of improvement has been 2.5 percent. In the same period time, Hispanic teen unemployment improved from 23.8 percent to 20.8 percent, again better than the national average.
Cruz is known for telling lies and cherry-picking important data to fit his unrealistic narrative. Like he did to win in Texas, he’s using his Hispanic heritage to tell lies and win support from a voter base that the Republicans seek to attack everyday.