Iowa Workforce Development has announced that the 2011 unemployment rates will be based on Table 3; 2010 rates are based on Table 4. This move to higher rates is required to maintain the solvency of the Trust Fund used to provide unemployment benefits.
Director Elisabeth Buck Comments on the Increase
According to Director Elisabeth Buck, “Iowa Workforce Development is committed to maintaining the solvency of the Trust Fund while minimizing the effects felt by Iowa employers. The Department is continually working with Iowans receiving unemployment benefits to increase their skill sets and reduce barriers individuals may have for returning to work.”
Wage Base Will Also Increase in 2011
In addition, the taxable wage base for 2011 has been announced. The wage base will increase to $24,700, up from $24,500 for 2010. Consequently, many employers will see contributions to the fund increase based on both the higher rate and the higher wage base.
Find Out the Wage Base for All States by Visiting the Vision Payroll Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Page