Unemployment insurance cost facts every North Carolina nonprofit should know

February 18, 2016

Unemployment insurance cost facts every North Carolina nonprofit should know


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These factors could mean less money for your nonprofit organization’s cause

49% 2009-2015 Increased Tax Cost

North Carolina owed more than $2.6 billion to the federal government in 2011. This loan was used to pay excess unemployment claims the state unemployment fund could not cover. In order to replenish the fund, factors used in calculating employer unemployment tax rates were increased, therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee by 49% since ’09.

$78 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

The North Carolina April 2014-March 2015 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 19.988% equaling over $78 million.

$22,300 2016 Wage Base Increase

The wage base is the maximum amount on which an employer must pay unemployment taxes on for each employee. North Carolina increased its unemployment wage base from $21,700 to $22,300 in 2016.

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New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios. We are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.


Thresholds, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Hugh Parry, Retired President of Prevent Blindness America