% vs. $
Let the data decide.

1939
Year the Federal Unemployment
Tax Act passed.

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Today's workforce comes in
every size, shape, and color.

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you dig a little deeper.

6.87%
Difference in high & low SUTA rates.

$34.3k
Difference in high & low SUTA limits.

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