A taxable wage base half of the Social Security base will make UI more equitable and effective: Share of full-time, year-round workers with earnings below $75,000

State Share of workers with earnings below $75,000
Alabama 79%
Alaska 67%
Arizona 76%
Arkansas 83%
California 65%
Colorado 69%
Connecticut 61%
Delaware 72%
Washington D.C. 47%
Florida 79%
Georgia 75%
Hawaii 73%
Idaho 79%
Illinois 69%
Indiana 78%
Iowa 79%
Kansas 77%
Kentucky 80%
Louisiana 77%
Maine 79%
Maryland 61%
Massachusetts 59%
Michigan 73%
Minnesota 70%
Mississippi 84%
Missouri 78%
Montana 80%
Nebraska 79%
Nevada 78%
New Hampshire 68%
New Jersey 60%
New Mexico 79%
New York 65%
North Carolina 78%
North Dakota 76%
Ohio 76%
Oklahoma 80%
Oregon 71%
Pennsylvania 72%
Rhode Island 70%
South Carolina 80%
South Dakota 83%
Tennessee 80%
Texas 74%
United States 72%
Utah 74%
Vermont 77%
Virginia 66%
Washington 64%
West Virginia 81%
Wisconsin 77%
Wyoming 75%

Note: The Social Security tax wage base under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) is $147,000 for 2022 and is updated annually to account for wage growth.

Source: Author calculations using data from U.S. Census Bureau, Earnings in the Past 12 Months (in 2020 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars), based on the 2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates.

View the underlying data on epi.org.