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Department of Labor

Current Employer UI Contribution Rates

For 2020, 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: 0.525% 0.075% 0.6%
New Employer rate: 3.125% 0.075% 3.2%
Highest rate: 7.825% 0.075% 7.9%

Size of Fund Index Column: 2.5% but less than 3.0%

For 2020, the new employer normal contribution rate is 2.5%.

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 of every year.

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