updated Sept. 2, 2003

How Long Before My Company Is Rated? What's Our Rating Period? When Do We Pay?

note: new employer rates change frequently... check with your local office for the exact rate assigned
We Are In
This State
When Does
Our Rating
Period End?
When Does
Our New Rate
Take Effect?
How Long
Before We
Get Rated?
Does A New
Employer Get
An Assigned Rate?
ALJuly 1Jan. 11 year 2.7%
AKJune 30Jan. 11 year Average rate paid by your industry
AZJuly 1Jan. 11 year 2.7%
ARJune 30Jan. 13 years 2.9%
CAJune 30Jan. 13 year 3.4%
COJuly 1Jan. 11 years 1.7%, actual rate, or average of construction firms (if you are in construction), whichever is highest
CTJune 30Jan. 11 year 2.1%
DEOct. 1Jan. 12 years average rate paid by all employers, but not less than 1%
DCJune 30Jan. 13 years average rate paid by all employers, but not less than 2.7%
FLJune 30Jan. 12 1/2 years 2.0%
GAJune 30Jan. 13 years 2.7%
HIDec. 31Jan. 11 year 3.0%
IDJune 30Jan. 12 year 1.5%
ILJune 30Jan. 13 years 3.3%, experience rate, or average rate paid by your industry, whichever is higher
INJune 30Jan. 13 years 2.7%
IAJuly 13 Jan. 13 years 12th rate on current table, but not less than 1%
KSJune 30Jan. 12 years 1% plus either average paid by your industry or average of all employers, whichever is higher; but not less than 2%
KYOct. 31Jan. 13 years 2.7%
LAJune 30Jan. 12 years average paid by your industry
MEJune 30Jan. 12 years average rate paid in the state, but not lower than 1% nor higher than 4%
MDJuly 1Jan. 12 years state-wide benefit ratio over the last five years, but not less than 1%; average rate paid by your industry if you are a contractor from another state.
MASept. 30Jan. 11 year same rate as employers with a reserve ratio between 10 1/2% and 12%; construction pays the average rate for that industry
MIJune 30Jan. 12 years 2.7% for first two years; then earned rate plus 1.8% for third year; then earned rate plus 1% for fourth year
MNJune 30Jan. 11 years state-wide benefit ratio over the last five years, but not less than 1% nor more than 5.4%
MSJune 30Jan. 13 years 2.7%
MOJuly 1Jan. 11 year average rate paid by your industry, but not lower than 2.7%
MTSept. 30Jan. 13 years average rate paid by your industry, but not lower than 1%
NEDec. 31Jan. 11 year 3.5%
NVJune 30Jan. 13 1/2 - 4 1/2 years 2.95%
NHJan. 31July 11 year 2.7%, minus any "fund balance reduction" in effect
NJDec. 31July 13 years 2.2825% to 2.28825%
NMJune 30Jan. 14 years 2.7%
NYDec. 31Jan. 115 months rate assigned to employers with a positive reserve balance of less than 1%; but no more than 3.4%
NCAug. 1Jan. 12 years 1.2%
NDSept. 30Jan. 11 year 1 1/2 times the maximum rate for a positive reserve account, but never less than 1%; maximum rate for construction
OHJuly 1Jan. 15 quarters 2.7%; 3.5% for construction firms
OKDec. 31Jan. 11 year average rate paid in the state, but not less than 1%
ORJune 30Jan. 11 year 2.7% to 3.5%, depending on the schedule in effect for the year
PAJune 30Jan. 11 1/2 years 3.626%
RISept. 30Jan. 13 years 1.86%
SCJuly 1Jan. 12 years 2.7%
SDDec. 31Jan. 12 years 1.9% for first year; decreases to 1.7% after, if account balance remains positive
TNDec. 31July 13 years average paid by your industry, but not less than 2.7%
TXOct. 1Jan. 11 year average paid by your industry, but not less than 2.7%
UTJuly 1Jan. 11 year per industry
VTDec. 31July 11 year average paid by your industry
VAJune 30Jan. 11 year 2.5%, plus "fund building" and "pool costs" in effect for the year
WAJuly 1Jan. 12 1/2 years average paid by your industry, but not less than 1%
WVJune 30Jan. 13 years 2.7%
WIJune 30Jan. 12 1/2 years 2.7%
WYJune 30Jan. 13 years average paid by your industry, but not less than 1%, plus add-on taxes in effect for the year