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2013 Taxable wage base

The taxable wage base for 2013 will be $9,000. This means you pay unemployment insurance combined tax on the first $9,000 of wages paid to each employee each year. The $9,000 taxable wage base is set in statute and so will remain at $9,000 every year for the foreseeable future.


2013 Tax rate for new employers

The 2013 unemployment insurance combined tax rate for employers who are not eligible for an assigned experience rate is 1.68% for employers not in construction and 5.40% for construction employers. For more information, click here.


2013 Tax rates for experience rated employers

Each employer who is eligible for an experience rating in 2013 will be assigned to one of the twenty rate categories in the following table. These rates change on an annual basis. Employers will be mailed an experience rate notice on December 3, 2012. Employers can also find this information by logging into their account on UIConnect.

2013 Rate
Category Rate
1 0.00%
2 0.42%
3 0.67%
4 0.76%
5 0.84%
6 1.01%
7 1.09%
8 1.18%
9 1.35%
10 1.52%
11 1.60%
12 1.68%
13 1.77%
14 1.85%
15 2.02%
16 2.27%
17 2.61%
18 3.03%
19 3.62%
20 5.40%

Click here for more information on experience rating.

State Unemployment Insurance Tax is set at 3.00% for 2013



August Unemployment Rates
Nebraska: 3.6%
National: 6.1%

Next Release Date:
September Rates Oct. 17 at 9:00 AM

Unempl. Benefits Change
To better serve you, our unemployment insurance telephone system has changed. To file a claim from Nebraska employment, go online to, where you will find a full menu of options for filing or managing a claim.

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