Unemployment Insurance Rate Information

Current 2020 Employer Contribution Rate

The Department of Labor mails employers UI rate notices in March of every year.

For 2020, the range of New York State 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.

See experience rating contribution rates


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

Re-employment Services Fund