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SUI Benefit Wage Ratio Formula |

An employer's experience factor is his benefit wages (proportion of payroll paid to those workers who become unemployed and receive benefits) divided by his total taxable wages. The state's experience factor is the percentage relationship between total benefit payments and total benefit wages in the state during a three-year period.

The employer's experience factor is multiplied by the state experience factor and an unemployment insurance contribution rate is assigned according to a schedule of rates for specified ranges of ratios. is a free online resource featuring a compilation of research, collaboration and web tools for use by payroll professionals and more including information about payroll tax articles, federal tax information and state tax information.

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