Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax Rates

The information on this page is a general overview of UI tax rates. For an overview of unemployment insurance tax, reference the Tax Rate Information section of the Employer Handbook. Tax rate information specific to your employer account can be viewed online by logging in to your employer account.  

2015 Tax Rate Information


Taxable Wage & Rate Information

For total cost roll-up factors, see 4-Year Tax Rate History.

Tax Rate for New Employers is either:

  • 1.66% - Tax rate for new employers in a non-high experience rating industry (add 0.10% base tax rate for your 2015 UI tax rate of 1.76%)

    -Or

  • 8.90% - Tax Rate for new employers in a high experience rating industry (add 0.10% base tax rate for your 2015 UI tax rate of 9.00%)

Employers with an Experience Rating:

  • Your tax rate varies with the amount of UI benefits charged to your account
  • 8.90% - maximum tax rate (add 0.10% base tax rate for your 2015 UI tax rate of 9.00%)
  • Select Benefits Paid Charge Activities in your online account to view benefits charged to your account

Assessments for 2015

There is no Additional Assessment or Federal Loan Interest Assessment for 2015.

Calculating the Total Amount Due

Example of how the Quarterly Amount Due is calculated.