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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

 

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEURA

ISSUE DATE

August 6, 1993

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

August 31, 1994

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 38-93

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management

 

SUBJECT

:

Preliminary Estimates of 1992 and 1993 Average Employer Contribution Rates

  1. Purpose. To transmit estimated employer contribution rates for 1992 and 1993.

  2. Background. The attached tables contain preliminary estimates of unemployment insurance (UI) average employer contribution rates as reported by State agencies. The first table contains estimates for calendar years 1992 and 1993. For comparative purposes, actual rates for 1991 are also included. The rates shown are the average percent that UI taxes are of wages at or below the State taxable wage base. To permit comparison of data among States with different taxable wage bases, estimated tax rates for each year are also shown based on total wages. The second table shows the relative taxing effort being accomplished by each State in 1993 based on total wages.

  3. Action Required. State Administrators are requested to provide this information to the appropriate staff.

  4. Inquiries. Inquiries should be addressed to the appropriate Regional Office.

  5. Attachments. Tabulation of Average Employer Contribution Rates; 1) by State, Calendar Years 1991-1993, 2) by Tax Rate Based on Total Wages, Calendar Year 1993.