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The amount that an employer shells out for unemployment will depend on the sum of his payroll, his track record in keeping employees and the rates that are specific to his state. Besides, all employers should pay a federal unemployment tax that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funnels back to the states to help pay administrative costs for unemployment programs.
Employers are financially responsible for the unemployment benefits paid to the unemployed. That is, each state taxes its employers for the unemployment benefits it gives out. Not for profit entities often pay on a per claim basis: they pay a tax which equals what claimants receives at the time they receive it. For profit, businesses pay through a payroll tax. Significantly, this tax varies .... Read more »