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Department of Labor and Training Announces Unemployment Insurance Rates for 2020

December 03, 2019


CRANSTON, R.I. — The Department of Labor and Training today announced next year’s rates for the Unemployment Insurance program.

Effective January 1, 2020, the Unemployment Insurance Tax Schedule will drop to Schedule F, with tax rates ranging from 0.9 percent to 9.4 percent. The rate for new employers will be 1.04 percent.

Unemployment Insurance provides temporary income support to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and have sufficient wages in the base period to meet the monetary requirements. Worker benefits are funded entirely from state and federal Unemployment Insurance taxes paid by Rhode Island employers.

ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunities to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov

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