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Graph showing breakdown of unemployment status and job type among formerly incarcerated people by race and gender, again showing that women of color are disproportionally affected by the 'prison penalty' when it comes to finding work

Data Source: See https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/outofwork.html#methodology for sources and data notes. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in Out of Prison & Out of Work: Unemployment among formerly incarcerated people.

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