Fact-checking Donald Trump’s claim of a 42% unemployment rate

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"At the request of many, and even though I expect it to be a very boring two hours, I will be covering the Democrat Debate live on twitter!" Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said. (AP Photo/John Locher)
“At the request of many, and even though I expect it to be a very boring two hours, I will be covering the Democrat Debate live on twitter!” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Washington (CNN) As part of a partnership with FactCheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper breaks down why Donald Trump’s claim that the unemployment rate is at 42% is inaccurate. That figure would include stay-at-home parents, retirees, teenagers and anyone else who doesn’t need or want to work. The unemployment rate is actually 4.9% for January. read more

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