Fewer Job Postings Demanded Background Checks in 2017

Using the databases of more than 700 million current and historical job postings, Burning Glass Technologies looked at the percentage of job postings that required a background check going back to 2012 to determine the likelihood of employers to demand screenings in job postings. Across all occupations, the percentage dropped from 8.7% in 2012 to 7.9% in 2017. The peak demand was in 2014. The study has revealed that the biggest drops have been in lower-skill jobs. It is equally important to note that the positions seeing drops in background check requests are not those where checks are required by law.

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