He is a Republican, after all. Lying is second nature.
Sen. Greg Lavelle's newsletter states that over the past eight years, "Delaware's unemployment rate has exceeded the national average more often than not." That's false. It was better than the U.S. rate for about 85 percent of that span. #netDE
— Matthew Bittle (@MatthewCBittle) August 17, 2018
Here is proof of that in visual form, courtesy of Michael Klemens:
Graphic was made in excel utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the link below (you'll be able to verify if you don't believe me). Shows the unemployment rate of DE (blue) and entire US (grey) for the years of 2008-2018.https://t.co/mOymYaH6DH pic.twitter.com/mDA6JRoqeV
— Michael Klemens (@m_klemens) August 17, 2018
You will notice that the only time the Delaware unemployment rate was higher than the national average was from April 2017 until April 2018. It cannot be coincidence that this was also the time period where Delaware was facing a budget crisis and then, due to Lavelle’s policy stances, had to endure massive cuts to social services, which resulted in job losses, because Lavelle and his Republicans refused to pass a budget that raised taxes on the wealthy to close the budget deficit.