President Obama Extends Unemployment Compensation
On January 2, 2013, President Obama and the U.S. Congress extended the Emergency
Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. This allows claimants who had an
existing EUC claim to receive the remaining benefits in their balance. It also allows
additional time for claimants to establish a new EUC Tier 1 claim.
While Congress extended the deadlines to establish a new EUC claim, it did not add
additional weeks for claimants who have already exhausted all benefits.
Texas Workforce Commission
Chart on Extended Unemployment Benefits
Texas UI Tax Rates - 2013
Year Wage Base Min Tax Rate Max Tax Rate Avg Tax Rate Avg Exp Rate
2013 $9,000 0.54% 7.35% 1.82% 1.71%
2012 $9,000 0.61% 7.58% 1.96% 1.87%
Tax Rate Formula
Your UI Tax Rate = GTR + RTR + OA + DTR + ETA
GENERAL TAX RATE (GTR) - reflects your company's individual responsibility for
repaying benefits paid to former worker.
REPLENISHMENT TAX RATE (RTR) - a flat tax paid by all employers.
UNEMPLOYMENT OBLIGATION ASSESSMENT RATE (OA) - collects (1) amounts
needed to pay bond obligations due in 2013 and (2) interest due on loans from the
DEFICIT TAX RATE (DTR) - If the amount of money in the compensation fund on a tax
rate computation date is less than the floor of the compensation fund, a DTR is added
for the next calendar year
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING INVESTMENT ASSESSMENT (ETA) - a fixed rate of
0.10% to fund the Skills Development Fund
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