2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Kentucky

2018 KY

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.

$306 Average SUTA Cost per Employee

Factors used in calculating Kentucky employer state unemployment rates have increased; therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee by 35% since 2008 to about $306 by 2017.

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$11,648 Total Maximum Benefits

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $11,648 on a single claim in Kentucky

20.174% Unemployment Claim Overpayment Rate

Kentucky’s fiscal year 2017 unemployment claim over payment rate was 20.17% the fifth highest in the country, equaling over $61 million.

$2,200 Taxable Wage Base Increase

Kentucky’s unemployment wage base has increased. Prior to 2012, employers paid unemployment taxes on the first $8,00 of wages paid to employees. The wage base has since increased to $10,200, increasing the taxable wages on which employers pay taxes on to the state tax pool.

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