Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a safety net program that provides monetary assistance to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The UI system has been fully modernized to a cloud-based interface. This interface can be replicated by other states, and improves the experience of claimants.
The Unemployment Insurance Division offers the following services:
- Unemployment Claims and Payments
- Unemployment Adjudication
- Employer Protests and Charging
- Benefit Payment Control
Claimants can call to file a claim between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, or from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.
UI claims may be filed any time via WYUI.wyo.gov. (For Joint WC & UI Business Registration: The system will enable you to establish your required Unemployment Insurance and Workers’ Compensation business accounts.)
If you’re a first-time user, please read the Claimant Registration Guide.
Unemployment Insurance – Employers
In order to provide unemployment insurance to individuals who qualify for benefits, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is responsible for collecting unemployment tax from employers. We assist employers with registration, account maintenance, quarterly filing and the collection of taxes.
Register your business. Once registered employers can file quarterly reports online, see up to date account information and much more. (Registration is joint with Workers’ Compensation).
Certificate of Good Standing
Registered employers can request a certificate of good standing.
Unemployment Tax Reporting
- Amended Summary Report/Wage Listing (Excel spreadsheet)
- Amended Quarterly Report Instructions
- Establishing An Employer Login on WYUI
- Quarterly Reporting Instructions
- Reporting Due Dates
- Reporting Exemptions (Reporting Wages for Owners and Family Members)
- Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base
- WYUI – Use this link to register your business, log into your account, file your quarterly report online, see update account information and much more.
In order to provide unemployment insurance to individuals who qualify for benefits, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is responsible for collecting unemployment tax from employers. The Department’s Unemployment Insurance Division collects employer registrations and conducts quarterly reporting.
Unemployment Tax Rates
The Unemployment Tax Rates in Wyoming are assigned per W.S. 27-3 Article 5. Employers with at least three years of “experience” on their account will be assigned a base rate calculated on their specific benefit ratio. They will also be assigned three additional rate factors. The base rate and these three factors when added together will result in their total tax rate for the calendar year. Annual rate notices will be mailed to these employers no later than December 31 of the prior year. New employers (with less than three years of “experience”) will be assigned a base rate calculated on their specific industry. They will also be assigned three additional rate factors. The base rate and these three factors when added together will result in their total tax rate for the calendar year. Upon completion of a Joint Business Registration (and Out of State Questionnaire for businesses not residing in Wyoming), a new employer will receive a notice of their rate. If an employer fails to complete their registration prior to submitting their report, they will be assigned the highest base rate possible which is 8.5%. If you have questions about potential rates for a new employer, please call the Unemployment Tax Helpline at 307-235-3217.
Refund of Unemployment Credit
In some instances, employers may overpay their contributions to the Wyoming Unemployment Insurance system. If you have a credit on file that you will not use in the next four quarters, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a refund. This does not apply to any credit incurred due to the executive order 2021-08 that resulted in a tax rate adjustment. Please note that the refund request must come directly from the employer. Any requests for refunds submitted by a third party payroll or accounting service will not be accepted.
Third Party and Payroll provider FAQ
I am a CPA how do I file my clients taxes?-Please sign up on the WYUI site as a Third Party. Once the Third Party request is complete we will contact you on how access your clients’ accounts.
Does Wyoming offer Bulk Upload? Yes. You must register as a Payroll Service on the WYUI site. Once approved you may create the ICESA file to upload in your Payroll Service Account. We only offer ACH debit and payment must be made when you upload the file.
To discuss any account you will need to have a Power of Attorney on file.
Contact the Unemployment Tax Division
(307) 473-3789 Claims Center (For UI Claims info)
(307) 473-3726 Fax
Unemployment tax division
(307) 235-3217 (For UI Account info or UI Employer help)
(307) 235-3278 Fax
email@example.com (For UI Employers info Only)
Benefit payment control
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2760, Casper, WY 82602-2760
(307) 235-3277 Fax
firstname.lastname@example.org – Use this to email your out of state questionnaire to us.