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2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Montana

2018 MT

 

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs and claim costs mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

$358 Average SUTA Cost per Employee

Factors used in calculating employer state unemployment rates have increased; therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee by 54% since 2008

Unemployment Claim Stats

savings snip$13,260 Total Maximum Benefits

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $13,260 on a single claim.

$8.2 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Montana’s fiscal year 2017 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 7.51%, equaling over $8.2 million.

$32,000 2018 Taxable Wage Base

The unemployment wage base in Montana increased by $600 in 2018, therefore increasing the wages on which employers pay SUTA on.

2014: $29,000

2015: $29,500

2016: $30,800

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call Megan Cronin at (503) 858-5622 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Massachusetts

2018 MA

 

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs and claim costs mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

$541 Average SUTA Cost per Employee

Massachusetts employers pay an annual average of $541 per employee in state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs.

Unemployment Claim Stats

$34,590 Total Maximum Benefits

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $34,590 on a single claim in Massachusetts

$311 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Massachusetts’ fiscal year 2017 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 21.548%, equaling over $311 million ($100 million more than fiscal year 2016 overpayments).

$697 2020 Average SUTA Cost per Employee

Massachusetts uses rate schedules to assign unemployment tax rates. 2018 rates are based on those listed on schedule D. It has been announced that schedule E will be used for 2019 tax rates, increasing rates by another 13.5% across the board. Schedule F will be used for 2020 rates, increasing rates by another 13.5%! Average SUTA costs per employee are estimated to increase to:

2019: $614

2020: $697

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (312) 239-8385 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

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

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (214) 360-2477 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Washington

2018 WA

 

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.

$482 Average SUTA Cost per Employee 

Employers in Washington paid an average of $482 per employee in SUTA (State Unemployment Taxes) in 2017.

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$17,706 Total Maximum Benefits

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $17,706 on a single claim.

$80 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Washington’s fiscal year 2017 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 8.743%, equaling over $80 million.

$47,300 2018 Taxable Wage Base

Washington’s unemployment wage base increased from $45,000 in 2017 to $47, 300 in 2018, therefore increasing the wages on which employers pay SUTA on.

2016: $44,000

2015: $42,100

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (503) 858-5622 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Nevada

2018 NV

 

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

These factors could mean less money for your cause.

$587 Average SUTA Cost per employee

Factors used in calculating Nevada employer state unemployment rates have increased; therefore increasing the average SUTA cost per employee by 81% since 2009 to $587.

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$11,414 Total Maximum Benefits

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $11,414 on a single claim in Nevada

13.847% Unemployment Claim Overpayment Rate

Nevada’s fiscal year 2017 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 13.847%. equaling over $41 million.

$2.03 for every $1.00 SUTA Vs Benefits Paid

In 2017, employers in Nevada paid $2.03 in SUTA to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation for every $1.00 paid out unemployment insurance benefits.

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (214) 360-2477 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Utah

2018 UT

 

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

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call Megan Cronin at (503) 858-5622 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2049 rate projection!

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.

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit governmental and tribal entities. Click here or cal (312) 239-8385 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

 

A Look at First Nonprofit Group: Then and Now

Since our inception in 1995 First Nonprofit Group (FNG) improved our financial strength, responded to shifting compliance issues and changing economies, and modified our service capacity to deliver multiple, value-added options for satisfying state unemployment responsibilities. And all the while, FNG continues to be the leading provider in the United States of state unemployment insurance solutions to 501c3 nonprofit, tribal and government entities. We began with the Unemployment Savings Program as our sole unemployment solution for nonprofits and quickly grew to offering four superior quality, money-saving options. To date, our Bonded Service Program is the only program in the country that offers comprehensive first and last dollar coverage. Plus, our value added solutions such as discounted background checks and cyber monitoring services, advance compliance and tighten up security.

The results and phenomenal growth are seen in the following infographic.

FNG Then and Now Infographic final

2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Oregon

OR 2018

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

These factors could mean less money for your cause. 

$845 Average SUTA Cost per Employee

Factors used in calculating employer state unemployment rates have increased; therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee by 66% since 2008. At $845, Oregon’s average SUTA cost is the highest in the US.

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$15,704 Total Maximum Benefits

A claimant can collect up to a maximum of $15,704 on a single claim.

$71 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Oregon’s fiscal year 2018 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 14.652%, equaling over $71 million.

$39,300 2018 Taxable Wage Base

Oregon’s unemployment wage base increased from $38, 400 in 2017 to $39,300 in 2018, therefore increasing the wages on which employers pay SUTA on.

2016: $36,900

2015: $35,700

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call us at (503) 858-5622 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

 

2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Arizona

2018 AZ

What do state unemployment tax (SUTA) costs and claim overpayments amounts  mean to your organization?

These factors could mean less money for your cause.
$23 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Arizona’s fiscal year 2017 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 9.269%, equaling over $23 million.

Unemployment Tax Increases

66% Tax Rate Increase

The average state unemployment tax rate has increased by 66% since 2009.

$58 SUTA Cost Increase Per Employee

Factors used in calculating employer state unemployment rates have increased; therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee by $58 since 2009.

$2.00 for every $1.00 SUTA vs Benefits Paid

Arizona employers paid $2.00 in SUTA to the Department of Economic Security for every $1.00 paid in unemployment benefits in 2017.

First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Click here or call (214) 360-2477 to request a free, no-obligation cost savings evaluation. Evaluations include a 2019 rate projection!

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