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Annual Employer Contribution Tax Rates

What Are Employer Unemployment Insurance Contribution (Tax) Rates? State Experience Factor & Employers' UI Contribution Rates: EA-50 Report for 2017 | EA-50 Report for 2018 | EA-50 Report for 2019 | EA-50 Report for 2020 | EA-50 Report 2021

Tax Years Fund Building % Maximum % Maximum % w/Fund Building Included Minimum % Minimum % w/Fund Building Taxable Wage Base

2021

0.475%

6.400%

6.875%

0.200

0.675%

​$12,960

2020

0.425

6.400

6.825

0.200

0.625

$12,740 

2019

0.475

6.400

6.875

0.000​

0.475​

​$12,960​​

2018

0.525​

6.400

6.925

0.000​

0.525

​$12,960​​

2017

0.550

6.800

7.350

0.000​

0.550

​$12,960​​

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For experience-rated employers (those with three or more years of experience), the contribution rate is based on a ratio, called the benefit ratio, which is determined in such a way that the greater the unemployment caused by the employer, the higher the rate. Non-profit institutions and governmental entities may elect to make payments in lieu of contributions due. In most cases, these are equal to the percent of regular benefit amounts, including dependents' allowances, that are paid to beneficiaries.

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