Ohio’s Unemployment Tax Below U.S. Average; Has Lost Ground to Other States

A recent comparison by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council shows Ohio’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) fees are 21st lowest among the 50 states. The rankings were determined by applying each state’s maximum UI tax rate to its wage base, then taking that figure as a share of the state’s average pay. Ohio fell six spots from its 2018 position due mostly to other states lowering their UI fees. 9/30/2019