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Ohio Releases 2019 Unemployment Tax Rates, Wage Base

Nov. 5, 2018, 3:58 PM

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Ohio’s unemployment-taxable wage base is to be $9,500, unchanged from 2018, the state Department of Job and Family Services said Nov. 5 on its website.

Unemployment tax rates for experienced employers are to range from 0.3 percent to 9.2 percent in 2019, compared with 0.3 percent to 9 percent for 2018.

The standard tax rate for new employers is to be 2.7 percent for 2019, unchanged from 2018. New employers in the construction industry are to be assessed a rate of 5.9 percent, down from 6 percent for 2018.

Ohio’s unemployment tax rate for delinquent experienced...

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