Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder

Arrests, convictions and prison sentences are among the factors holding back the job market and complicating the central bank’s calculations.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Most interesting part IMO, is some unpublished data from University of Georgia and University of Minnesota researchers offering estimates for # of U.S adults with a felony. Really underscores the need for employment nondiscrimination practices to be in some, intelligently extended to those with felony backgrounds. Certainly a critical issue of comprehensive corrections reform.

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