Did You Know: KS Unemployment Wage Base Increases to $12,000!

Kansas employers will see the highest percentage increase in the unemployment wage base for 2015 based on the most recent figures for each state. The former wage base was $8,000 and has been so for years. In 2015, the new unemployment wage base will be $12,000. For the most standard unemployment rates, this will mean an increase of $150 – $250 per employee in 2015. Have a company with 100 employees, that’s no small impact! Check out all of the state wage bases below.

State

2015 Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base

2014 Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base

Federal

$7,000

$7,000

Alabama

$8,000

$8,000

Alaska

TBD

$37,400

Arizona

$7,000

$7,000

Arkansas

$12,000

$12,000

California

$7,000

$7,000

Colorado

$11,800

$11,700

Connecticut

$15,000

$15,000

Delaware

$18,500

$18,500

District of Columbia

$9,000

$9,000

Florida

TBD

$8,000

Georgia

$9,500

$9,500

Hawaii

TBD

$40,400

Idaho

TBD

$35,200

Illinois

TBD

$12,960

Indiana

$9,500

$9,500

Iowa

$27,300

$26,800

Kansas

$12,000

$8,000

Kentucky

$9,900

$9,600

Louisiana

TBD

$7,700

Maine

$12,000

$12,000

Maryland

$8,500

$8,500

Massachusetts

$15,000

$14,000

Michigan

$9,500

$9,500

Minnesota

$30,000

$29,000

Mississippi

$14,000

$14,000

Missouri

$13,000

$13,000

Montana

$29,500

$29,000

Nebraska

$9,000

$9,000

Nevada

$27,800

$27,400

New Hampshire

$14,000

$14,000

New Jersey

$32,000

$31,500

New Mexico

TBD

$23,400

New York

$10,500

$10,300

North Carolina

TBD

$21,400

North Dakota

TBD

$33,600

Ohio

$9,000

$9,000

Oklahoma

$17,000

$18,700

Oregon

$35,700

$35,000

Pennsylvania

$9,000

$8,750

Rhode Island

TBD

$20,600 1st Tier; $22,100 2nd Tier

South Carolina

$14,000

$12,000

South Dakota

$15,000

$14,000

Tennessee

$9,000

$9,000

Texas

$9,000

$9,000

Utah

TBD

$30,800

Vermont

$16,400

$16,000

Virginia

$8,000

$8,000

Washington

$42,100

$41,300

West Virginia

$12,000

$12,000

Wisconsin

$14,000

$14,000

Wyoming

TBD

$24,500

 

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