Illinois continues to struggle with its budget. The state’s most recent stopgap budget expired on December 31, 2016. To perhaps break up the political logjam, Illinois senators of both political parties have begun...
- Monday Map: Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates
Monday Map: Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates
Today's map shows the lowest and highest marginal unemployment insurance tax rate in each state. These are taxes levied on a portion of a worker's wages, paid (in most cases) by employers (though the actual economic incidence is on both employer and employee.) The wage base varies greatly from state to state; the lowest is $7,000 (in AK, CA, and FL) and the highest is $37,300 (in WA.)
For more on UI taxes, read our latest background paper, "Unemployment Insurance Taxes: Options for Program Design and Insolvent Trust Funds" by Joseph Henchman.
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