Springfield area survey find formerly incarcerated residents struggling to find housing, employment

A new local survey is shedding light on the challenges people face when they’re going from jail to a job. Unemployment was at 3.5 percent but among formerly incarcerated people in the U.S., it’s now at 27 percent, a historic high. Locally, a survey was conducted of greater Springfield area and while housing and employment were what respondents said they wanted the most, the survey found many have a tough time getting either.

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