Bloomberg Tax
Feb. 16, 2023, 6:42 PM

West Virginia Unemployment Wage Base, Rates Unchanged for 2023

Emmanuel Elone
Emmanuel Elone

West Virginia’s unemployment insurance tax rates and wage base are unchanged for 2023, according to an official from WorkForce West Virginia.

Unemployment insurance tax rates for 2023 range from 1.5% to 8.5% for 2023, the official said in a Feb. 16 email to Bloomberg Tax. Tax rates for positive-rated employers range from 1.5% to 4.5%. Rates for negative-rated employers range from 6.5% to 8.5% and include a 1% surtax.

The unemployment-taxable wage base for 2023 remains $9,000, the official said.

WorkForce West Virginia is the state agency that oversees West Virginia’s unemployment insurance program.