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What are the tax rates and taxable wage base?

Covered employers in Connecticut provide the funds for payment of unemployment benefits by paying a state unemployment tax. The following table indicates the amount of each employee's wages that are taxable and the range of rates:
 

Year

Taxable on the First

New Employer Rate

Minimum Rate

Maximum Rate

2013

$15,000

4.5% 1.9% 6.8%

2012

$15,000

4.2% 1.9% 6.8%

2011

$15,000

3.7%

1.9%

6.8%

2010

$15,000

2.9%

1.9%

6.8%

2009

$15,000

3.0%

1.9%

6.8%

2008

$15,000

3.1%

1.4%

6.3%

2007

$15,000

3.1%

1.2%

6.1%

2006

$15,000

2.9%

1.1%

6.0%

2005

$15,000

2.7%

1.5%

6.4%

2004

$15,000

2.4%

1.9%

6.8%

2003

$15,000

2.1%

1.9%

6.8%

2002

$15,000

 2.1%

 1.8%

6.7%

2001

$15,000

 2.4%

 0.5%

5.4%

2000

$15,000

2.9%

0.5%

5.4%

1999

$15,000

3.5%

0.6%

5.5%

1998

$13,000

4.2%

2.0%

6.9%

1997

$12,000

4.9%

2.0%

6.9%

1996

 $11,000

5.1%

2.0%

6.9%


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