Unemployment Insurance tax rates are set annually. The next determination occurs in November of this year for calendar year 2021. Oregon Unemployment Insurance tax rates are set at one of eight rates (or schedules) based on the level of trust fund monies so that the fund remains solvent and can continue to pay benefits to those unemployed through no fault of their own.
This tax structure has been in place for decades, and has served Oregon workers, businesses, and communities well in each economic circumstance since then by providing both benefits and stability. While there are many different factors involved in the statutory formula that determines employer UI tax rates, at this point the Employment Department does not anticipate sudden or significant Tax schedule change.