Unemployment Insurance
2017 Tax Rates

Note: Employers with a zero rate are still required to file quarterly contribution and wage reports.

Schedule C  Reference Wisconsin Statute 108.18

Taxable wage base $14,000

Reserve Percentage Small Firms under $500,000 Taxable Payroll Large Firms over $500,000 Taxable Payroll
Basic Solvency Total Basic Solvency Total
15% or more 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.05
10% but under 15% 0.00 0.22 0.22 0.00 0.25 0.25
9.5% but under 10% 0.15 0.22 0.37 0.15 0.25 0.40
9% but under 9.5% 0.25 0.22 0.47 0.25 0.25 0.50
8.5% but under 9% 0.45 0.30 0.75 0.45 0.35 0.80
8% but under 8.5% 0.60 0.30 0.90 0.60 0.40 1.00
7.5% but under 8% 0.70 0.30 1.00 0.70 0.45 1.15
7% but under 7.5% 0.85 0.35 1.20 0.85 0.50 1.35
6.5% but under 7% 1.10 0.35 1.45 1.10 0.55 1.65
6% but under 6.5% 1.40 0.40 1.80 1.40 0.60 2.00
5.5% but under 6% 1.75 0.45 2.20 1.75 0.65 2.40
5% but under 5.5% 2.10 0.50 2.60 2.10 0.70 2.80
4.5% but under 5% 2.45 0.55 3.00 2.45 0.75 3.20
4% but under 4.5% 2.80 0.60 3.40 2.80 0.75 3.55
3.5% but under 4% 3.25 0.60 3.85 3.25 0.75 4.00
0% but under 3.5% 3.80 0.60 4.40 3.80 0.75 4.55
Overdrawn under 1.0% 5.30 1.10 6.40 5.30 1.10 6.40
1% but under 2% 5.80 1.10 6.90 5.80 1.10 6.90
2% but under 3% 6.30 1.10 7.40 6.30 1.10 7.40
3% but under 4% 6.80 1.10 7.90 6.80 1.10 7.90
4% but under 5% 7.30 1.20 8.50 7.30 1.20 8.50
5% but under 6% 7.80 1.25 9.05 7.80 1.25 9.05
6% but under 7% 8.50 1.30 9.80 8.50 1.30 9.80
7% but under 8% 9.25 1.30 10.55 9.25 1.30 10.55
8% but under 9% 10.00 1.30 11.30 10.00 1.30 11.30
9% or more 10.70 1.30 12.00 10.70 1.30 12.00
New Employer Rate 2.50 0.55 3.05 2.50 0.75 3.25
New Construction Rate 3.80 0.60 4.40 3.80 0.75 4.55
New Employer Rates
Payroll less than $500,000
Construction Industry
2017 2016 2015
4.40% 6.60% 6.60%
All others
2017 2016 2015
3.05% 3.25% 3.60%
Payroll greater than $500,000
Construction Industry
2017 2016 2015
4.55% 6.60% 6.60%
All others
2017 2016 2015
3.25% 3.40% 4.10%
Taxable wage base
  2017 $14,000
  2016 $14,000
  2015 $14,000

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