2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Utah

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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.

$195 Average SUTA Cost per Employee

Factors used in calculating employer state unemployment rates have increased; causing the average unemployment tax cost per employee in Utah to increase by 28% since 2008 to about $195 by 2017.

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$13,624 Utah’s Total Maximum Benefit Amount

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $13,624 on a single claim.

$11.2 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Utah made over $11 million in unemployment claim overpayments through fiscal year 2017 (up from $9 million in FY 2016).

$34,300 2018 Taxable Wage Base

The unemployment wage base increased from $33,100 to $34,300 in 2018; therefore increasing the wages on which Utah employers pay SUTA on.

2016: $32,200

2015: $31,300

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