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.

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/bnfts/unemployment-news.html#newsClaimants



                          Texas Workforce Commission
             Chart on Extended Unemployment Benefits

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/bnfts/uiadditionalweeks.pdf



                             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
federal government.

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

http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/tax/unemptax2013.html
2013 UI Tax Rates *

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