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Pre-Employment Job Drug Testing Statistics

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Job Drug Testing Statistics Data
Percent of Federal workforce employees that tested positive for drug use 1.7 %
Percent of General U.S. workforce employees that tested positive for drug use 4.3 %
Percent of U.S employers that require pre-employment drug tests 56 %
Percent of private employers that conduct random drug screening of employees 29 %
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 related 65 %
Percent of all drug users who hold a job 67.9 %
Job Drug Test by Type of Testing Percent of Tests
Urine 95 %
Breath alcohol tests 23 %
Hair 9 %
Saliva 8 %
Blood 6 %
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Most Prevalent Drugs Found Percent of Drug Tests
Marijuana 2 %
Amphetamines 1.2 %
Prescription Opiates 0.88 %
Methamphetamine 0.85 %
Drug Testing by Industry Percent of Companies
Manufacturing 65.2 %
Retail 58.7 %
Communications, Utilities, and Transportation 77.4 %
Finance 27.6 %
Construction and Mining 74.6 %
Services 32.9 %
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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: October 13, 2015

Pre-Employment Job Drug Testing Statistics

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