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Pre-Employment Job Drug Testing Statistics

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Percent of Federal workforce employees that tested positive for drug use1.7 %
Percent of General U.S. workforce employees that tested positive for drug use4.3 %
Percent of U.S employers that require pre-employment drug tests56 %
Percent of private employers that conduct random drug screening of employees29 %
Average cost of a drug screen$40
Annual cost to U.S. employers for drug screen testing$3,750,500,000
Total cost to employers annually due to employee drug use (lost time, accidents, etc)$85,000,000,000
Annual cost to an employer annually for a single employee with a drug abuse problem$7,000
Percent of all job related accidents that are drug or alcohol related65 %
Percent of all drug users who hold a job67.9 %
Job Drug Test by Type of TestingPercent of Tests
Urine95 %
Breath alcohol tests23 %
Hair9 %
Saliva8 %
Blood6 %
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Most Prevalent Drugs FoundPercent of Drug Tests
Marijuana2 %
Amphetamines1.2 %
Prescription Opiates0.88 %
Methamphetamine0.85 %
Drug Testing by IndustryPercent of Companies
Manufacturing65.2 %
Retail58.7 %
Communications, Utilities, and Transportation77.4 %
Finance27.6 %
Construction and Mining74.6 %
Services32.9 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Employment Screening Benchmark Report, U.S. Department of Labor, Society for Human Resource Management, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 2, 2017

Pre-Employment Job Drug Testing Statistics

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