Trump hails jobs report, but unemployment rate still high

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking a victory lap after the government reported surprising job gains for last month. Trump seized on the data to predict that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic disruption was in the rear-view mirror. The unemployment rate dropped to a better-than-expected 13.3%, but that is still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression. In remarks Friday, Trump briefly mentioned George Floyd, the black man who died as a police officer knelt on his neck last week in Minneapolis. Speaking about the economy, Trump said, “hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country.”