State Unemployment Maximum Claim Guide

If you’re an employer, the stakes just got higher!

Consistent with UTCA’s ongoing efforts to keep our clients current on increasing UI claims costs, we have prepared a quick reference document of nationwide maximum claim potential liability. Generally, traditional trends continue with slight increases noted. Many states remaining the same – while others have seen significant increases since 2020, due to upward pressure on wages and funding deficits arising from the pandemic. Massachusetts far and away pays the highest total liability ($29,220), at over $5,000 higher than the next closest state (Washington), with a 14% increase since 2020.

Several states, such as Florida, have pending proposals set to increase historically low potentials.

Please find the updated guide here , to find the new Maximum Potential Liabilities for each state.