Meanwhile, Trump administration policies going into effect based on incomplete unemployment data do nothing but harm.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the African-American unemployment rate rose to 7.7 percent in January, from 6.8 percent in December.
The "Last Week Tonight" host takes a look at how state and local governments waste large amounts of taxpayer dollars to entice corporations, but receive very little in return.
As automation increasingly makes jobs obsolete, the policy of guaranteeing every citizen a basic income is gaining support around the world.
The question of whether—or how quickly—workers will be displaced by automation ignites fierce debate.