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2019 UI and TDI Quick Reference
Effective January 1, 2019

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    For Employers at the highest tax rate
TAX SCHEDULES/TAX RATES- Schedule G: 1.10% to 9.70% 1.1%
Deducted from
Employee's Wages
     Employment Security 0.81% to 9.41%
     Job Development Assessment (JDA) 
      (includes 2019 Job Development Adjustment of 0.08%)
NEW EMPLOYER RATE 1.17% (not including 0.21% JDA or 0.08% adjustment) NONE
(Employee Tax)
EMPLOYEE WAGE DEDUCTION NONE (employer payroll tax) 1.1% of first $71,000 earned
WAITING PERIOD 7 days - beginning on a Sunday

No waiting period as of 7/1/12. Must be unemployed for at least 7 days due to non-job related illness.

BASE PERIOD The first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to claim; or last 4 completed quarters if needed to meet minimum earnings requirement.
Based on a Minimum Wage of $10.50/hour.
$12,600 in base period wages; or $2,100 in one of the base period quarters and total base period wages of at least 1.5 times the highest quarter earnings, and total base period earnings of at least $4,200.
ELIGIBILITY - NONMONETARY Worked for a subject employer and unemployed through no fault. Worked for a subject employer and have medically certified disability.
WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE 3.85% of average of 2 highest quarter wages in base period. 4.62% of total high quarter wages in base period.
Based on minimum wage of $10.50/hour
$53 per week $98 per week
Based on the 2017 average weekly wage (AWW) of $1,002.20
$576 per week $852 per week
DEPENDENT'S ALLOWANCE Greater of $15 or 5% of weekly
benefit rate (up to 5 deps.)
Greater of $10 or 7% of weekly benefit rate (up to 5 deps.)
MAX. WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT WITH MAX. 5 DEPENDENTS $720 per week $1,150 per week

TDI 30 weeks / TCI 4 weeks

REASONS FOR DENIAL OF BENEFITS Quit without good cause; fired for misconduct; refusal of suitable work; labor dispute (except lock-out); insufficient earnings in base period. No medical certification; insufficient earnings in the base period. Receipt of unemployment or workers' compensation benefits.
BENEFIT APPLICATIONS Call (401) 243-9100 to file. Call (401) 462-8420 for application
MINIMUM WAGE $10.50 per hour effective January 1, 2019

RI Department of Labor and Training
Labor Market Information
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8740
Fax (401) 462-8766
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