2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Colorado

2018 CO

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs, claims costs and wage base amounts mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

57% Average SUTA Cost per Employee Increase

Factors used in calculating employer state unemployment rates have increased; therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee by 57% since 2009 to about $250  by 2017.

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$14,898 Total Maximum Benefits

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $14,898 on a single claim.

15.394% Unemployment Claim Overpayment Rate

Colorado’s fiscal year 2018 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 15.394%, equaling over $74 million.

$12,600 2018 Taxable Wage Base

The unemployment wage base increased from $10,000 in 2011 to $11,000 in 2012, and has continued to increase since; therefore increasing the wages on which employers pay SUTA on.

2017: $12,500

2016: $12,200

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