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Current Employer UI Contribution Rates

2017 Unemployment Insurance Employer Contribution Rates are now available. Rates have decreased for 2017, so most employers will have lower costs. Sign in to your online services account to check your rate.

For 2017, the range of NYS Unemployment Insurance UI contribution rates is as follows:

NYS Unemployment Insurance Total UI Contribution Rates
UI Rate *RSF **Total
Lowest rate: 1.2255% 0.075% 1.3%
New Employer rate: 3.925% 0.075% 4.0%
Highest rate: 9.025% 0.075% 9.1%

Size of Fund Index Column: 1.5% but less than 2.0%

General Account Balance: Less than $0

* The Unemployment Insurance contribution rate is the normal rate PLUS the subsidiary rate. Use this rate to calculate line #4 on the Quarterly Combined Withholding; Wage Reporting and Unemployment Insurance Report NYS 45.

** Re-employment Services Fund rate is 0.075% and applies to all contributory accounts. Use this to calculate line #5 on the NYS 45.

UI Rate Notices:
We mail UI rate notices in March every year.

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