Beginning Rates

New employers begin at a standard rate depending on the type of business activity. Between 2004-2012, the standard rate consisted of three components: a base rate, a solvency surcharge and a surtax. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 the standard rate consists of two components: a base rate and a bond principal rate.

Standard Rates for 2014

Business Classification

Base Rate

Bond Principal Rate

Combined Rate

Non-construction 0.0170 0.0038 0.0208
General Construction 0.0649 0.0144 0.0793
Heavy Construction 0.0890 0.0197 0.1087
Trades 0.0649 0.0144 0.0793

Standard Rates for 2015

Business Classification

Base Rate

Bond Principal Rate

Combined Rate

Non-construction 0.0170 0.0043 0.0213
General Construction 0.0506 0.0128 0.0634
Heavy Construction 0.0772 0.0195 0.0967
Trades 0.0506 0.0128 0.0634

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

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1-800-480-8299 (outside Denver-metro area)

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