Darlene Nix is appropriate that employers make the funds into the unemployment insurance coverage system (Aug. 29 letter to the editor). Nevertheless, it’s the workers who shoulder the burden of the tax, not the employers.
An employer takes under consideration the complete price of an worker when providing a job. That price consists of wage, advantages and different prices. If there have been no federal or state unemployment taxes, these monies would go to the worker as wage. Nevertheless, when payroll checks are lower, these funds are despatched to the federal government with the worker having to accept what’s left over.
Most workers by no means file for unemployment advantages and thus pay these taxes as they pay earnings taxes.