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The economic roller coaster of the Obama administration, in 4 stats

The final monthly jobs report of Barack Obama's presidency was released Friday, giving a firm endpoint to the roller coaster of unemployment rates under his watch:

Here's another look at what that means just for black Americans:

By comparison:

But even while the White House added an average of 2.4 million jobs over the past six years of Obama's presidency, the growth rate is showing signs that it is skidding:

That isn't exactly what you want to see if you're, you know, the next president. "Pace of growth clearly slowing, which is a problem for [Donald] Trump," Politico's Ben White noted.