Graph charting the U.S. unemployment rate from 1929-2017, showing that the 27% unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated people in 2008 was higher than the 25% peak unemployment rate during the Great Depression

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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