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Maryland's unemployment insurance rate unchanged for 2017

Maryland's unemployment insurance rate unchanged for 2017

The unemployment insurance rate paid by Maryland employers will remain largely unchanged in 2017, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.

The announcement means what employers pay into the unemployment benefits pool stays at its lowest legal level for the coming year.

The rates will range from 0.3 percent to 7.5 percent of employee pay in 2017. The rate for new employers in 2.6 percent. One change is that the rate for new construction employers headquartered in another state drops to 6.6 percent.

Most Maryland employers pay the minimum tax rate, so many will continue to pay $25.50 per employee per year.

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation was...

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