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Illegal Profits From Forced Labor Top $150 Billion a Year

A new report finds traffickers, employers and organized crime rake in $150 billion a year from commercial sexual exploitation and forced economic exploitation. State-sanctioned forced labor still occurs, but the International Labor Organization said its report focuses on the private sector. The data for the first report on the economics of forced labor has been collected during a 10-year period. It includes more than 7,000 cases of forced labor and testimony from victims. The report...

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