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Ex-Offenders and the Labor Market (Center for Economic and Policy Research)

  • Organization: Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Friday, November 19, 2010
  • Submitted: Friday, November 19, 2010
  • Attachment(s): LINK

This report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research found that there are an estimated 5.4 million and 6.1 million formerly incarcerated persons and between 12.3 million and 13.9 million people with felony convictions in the United States. The report notes that due to substantial barriers to employment faced by individual with conviction histories, the total employment was lowered by an equivalent of 1.5 million to 1.7 million workers. In GDP terms, these reductions in employment cost the U.S. economy between $57 and $65 billion in lost output.

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