Beginning Rates

New employers begin at a standard rate depending on the type of business activity. For rate year 2018 the rate consists of only the base rate. There are no surcharges in effect for 2018. However, between 2004-2012, the standard rate consisted of three components: a base rate, a solvency surcharge and a surtax. For the years 2013 through 2017, the standard rate consisted of two components: a base rate and a bond principal rate.

Standard Rates for 2018

Business Classification

Base Rate

Bond Principal Rate

Combined Rate

Non-construction 0.0170 0 0.0170
General Construction 0.2470 0 0.2470
Heavy Construction 0.0772 0 0.0772
Trades 0.0247 0 0.0247
Political Subdivision Group Rate 0.0030 0 0.0030

Standard Rates for 2017

Business Classification

Base Rate

Bond Principal Rate

Combined Rate

Non-construction 0.0170 0.0041 0.0211
General Construction 0.0348 0.0083 0.0431
Heavy Construction 0.0772 0.0185 0.0957
Trades 0.0348 0.0083 0.0431
Political Subdivision Group Rate 0.0030 0 0.0030

Employers in construction-related industries may be subject to a different base rate. The surcharges though are the same. Contact UI Employer Services for more information on beginning base rates for employers in construction-related industries.

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UI Employer Services

cdle_employer_services@state.co.us

303-318-9100 (Denver-metro area)
1-800-480-8299 (outside Denver-metro area)

UI Employer Services
P.O. Box 8789
Denver, CO 80201-8789