Unemployment Insurance Rate Information

Current 2022 Employer Contribution Rate

As a result of pandemic relief programs provided by both New York State and the Federal government, employers may have noticed that the mailing of rate notices was suspended in 2021. Now that charges have resumed, please review the following information regarding unemployment insurance accounts.


Contributory employers: No charges for benefit weeks after March 9, 2020 were used to calculate your 2021 unemployment contribution rate, nor are charges for benefit weeks payable in 2021 being used to calculate your rate for 2022.


Reimbursing employers: You are not liable for charges for benefit weeks from March 9, 2020 through the end of 2021.


Beginning with the first benefit week ending in 2022, employer accounts are now chargeable under the standard provisions of the New York State Unemployment Insurance Law. Employers should review their charge statements carefully and let us know right away about any charges believed to be incorrect.


For the most convenient access to this information, NYS DOL strongly encourages employers to leverage our online resources and review these statements online.  Information on claims affecting accounts may be obtained through:

  • Online Services provides a secure connection to your Employer Information page. From there, you can access benefit charge information by creating an account. NYS DOL also offers support services to assist employers of all sizes.
  • The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) is a web-based system that allows NYS DOL and employers to communicate directly and efficiently when a worker files a new unemployment insurance claim.


General information about contribution rates:

The Department of Labor mails employers UI rate notices in March of every year. For 2022, 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: 2.025% 0.075% 2.1%
New Employer rate: 4.025% 0.075% 4.1%
Highest rate: 9.825% 0.075% 9.9%


Size of Fund Index Column: less than 0%

For 2022, the new employer normal contribution rate is 3.4%.

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