For the past year, the Georgia Department of Labor has encouraged Georgia businesses to alert the agency if a job applicant fails a drug test, so that the department does not spend unemployment insurance on those who aren't really ready to work.
How many drug test failures have businesses reported? Just one, according to department spokesman Sam Hall.
"As a result of that one employer calling, we investigated and the person that had been reported was disallowed from continuing to receive benefits," Hall said.
For the past few years, concern that unemployed people are using drugs has been widespread among state business groups and Republican officeholders. Lawmakers in more than 30 states have pursued drug testing for people seeking unemployment or welfare benefits.
Yet data reflecting the problem are scant.
One worker advocate called Georgia's effort to catch unemployed people on drugs a "witch hunt" last year.