Ex-Offenders and the Labor Market
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Dec. 13, 2010
ANNOTATION: The authors use U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics data to show the negative impact of ex-offender unemployment on the U.S. economy. Sections following an executive summary are: introduction; estimating the size of the ex-offender population; the effects of imprisonment and felony conviction on subsequent employment and wages; estimating the impact of the ex-offender population on total employment and output; and conclusion. The unemployment of ex-prisoners resulted in a reduction in employment rates of 0.8 to 0.9% with a loss in gross domestic product (GDP) output between $57 and $65 billion.