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October 3, 2012
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Unemployment tax on businesses to increase in 2013

With even the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce conceding that unemployment insurance rates must go up, the Employment Security Council reluctantly voted Tuesday to raise the average rate for employers - but only by a quarter percent.

That increase will raise what the average business pays on behalf of each worker by $67.25 a year to $605.25. On top of that, however, there will be a $21 annual increase in the federal unemployment tax to $105. That makes the total increase $88.25 a year.

The new overall rate for the coming year will be 2.25 percent, but the actual amount …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 3, 2012 04:06AM Published Oct 3, 2012 04:05AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.