Beginning Rates

New employers start paying UI premiums at a beginning rate depending on the type of business activity. For rate year 2022 the rate consists of only the beginning rate. There are no surcharges in effect for 2022.

New employers in construction-related industries may be subject to a different beginning rate. If surcharges are in effect, those surcharges are the same. Contact UI Employer Services for more information on beginning beginning rates for employers in construction-related industries.

Rates for 2022

Business Classification

Beginning Rate

Surcharge Rate

Combined Rate

Non-construction 0.0170 0 0.0170
General Construction 0.0186 0 0.0186
Heavy Construction 0.0758 0 0.0758
Trades 0.0186 0 0.0186
Political Subdivision Group Rate 0.0020 0 0.0020

Rates for 2021

Business Classification

Beginning Rate

Surcharge Rate

Combined Rate

Non-construction 0.0170 0 0.0170
General Construction 0.0207 0 0.0207
Heavy Construction 0.0774 0 0.0774
Trades 0.0291 0 0.0291
Political Subdivision Group Rate 0.0030 0 0.0030
Contact Unemployment 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