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

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