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Fact-Checking Trump's '42 Percent Unemployment' Claim03:40

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)closemore
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks after Primary day at his election night watch party at the Executive Court Banquet facility on February 9, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Trump was projected the Republican winner shortly after the polls closed. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

During his New Hampshire victory speech, Donald Trump talked about the unemployment rate. "Don't believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment," he said. "The number's probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent."

An unemployment rate of 42 percent would be nearly 10 times higher than the official unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, reported last Friday. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson looks at how Trump is coming up with that number with Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera America.

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