Employment Policy

Key national employment policy rankings for Washington state:

  • 1st in workers’ compensation benefit costs per covered worker ($773.99)
  • 5th in benefit costs as a percent of covered wages (1.32 percent)
  • 9th in unemployment insurance (UI) taxes on the average full-time employee ($558)
  • 1st in the UI taxable wage base ($45,000)
  • 3rd in the UI average weekly benefit amount ($476.82)
  • 24th in average duration of UI benefits (14.8 weeks)