Originally Posted by Opyelie
You actually have to look at the state minimums for UE as well to get a better picture. Not all in a particular state are getting the max for that state by any means (though that seems to be the general impression of the UE bashers).
For example in WA the max is $515 BUT the min is $155. In other words even the lowest paid eligible applicant will get $155 plus - but for those on maximum of $515 that may be WELL below what they were actually earning.
It's the same for all States, there's a max and in some cases there's a min and both max and the min are the same across the State. UC is obviously proportional to the earnings and the more you earn, the lower the UC, proportionally.
In PA, someone making $100,000 year will receive $566/week which represents 29.4% of his earnings. You can't live with 29.4% of what you used to make, without dipping into your savings.