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Wyoming Unemployment Insurance
Wyoming unemployment insurance is managed by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services or the DWS. Wyoming unemployment insurance is funded through taxes on employers and the monies collected are paid out whenever a person is out of work through no fault of their own.
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These taxes are set at the beginning of each calendar year. In Wyoming, they currently range from 0.27 percent to 10 percent of the first $25,500 of an employee's wages. While most employers in the state must pay these taxes, there are exemptions. Employers exempt from these unemployment insurance benefits taxes include:
- Sole proprietors of a business
- Parents of a sole proprietor
- Partners in a business partnership – coverage is optional
- Officers of a corporation
- Members of a limited liability company
If your employer is not one of the above-mentioned types, you likely qualify. However, there are a series of criteria that you must pass before you receive any benefits. To learn more, read on or file for unemployment. The latter option is still the quickest and easiest way to gauge your eligibility.
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