Unemployment Insurance Rate Increase - What's Happening!?

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Feb 01
2021

Erica Dial

Unemployment Insurance Rate Increase - What's Happening!?

Posted by Erica Dial

By now....you have probably seen your new Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Notice - and have been shocked at how high it is!  Washington employers have been hit with massive tax increases to replenish the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, which saw record demand after the pandemic hit and businesses shut down to stop the spread of the virus. Our Chamber led by the State Chamber (AWB) is advocating for you on this issue. Currently, Senate Bill 5061 has been introduced to help lower the sudden hit to employers. You can read more about this issue here. Or watch AWB's Capitol Focus video from 1/24/2021 that has a good segment about this issue and the Senate Bill 5061.

5th District Senator - Mark Mullet  mark.mullet@leg.wa.gov

5th District Representative - Bill Ramos   bill.ramos@leg.wa.gov

5th District Representative - Lisa Callan   lisa.callan@leg.wa.gov