About 33% of federal inmates released in 2010 had no record of formal employment during any quarter over the next four years, and 67% were employed for one or more quarters. Of those who did have records of formal employment following release, no more than 40% were employed in any of the individual 16 quarters between 2010 and 2014. About 19% of released inmates were returned to a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facility at some point between 2010 and 2014. It took an average of more than six months (2.2 quarters) for released inmates to find their first job . . .