2018 Unemployment Cost Facts for Montana

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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’sĀ 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

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