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Unemployment Information for Businesses

The Unemployment Insurance program, jointly administered by the state of New Mexico and the federal government, pays benefits to people who are out of work through no fault of their own and who meet certain qualifications. These benefits are financed through employers’ payroll tax contributions.


What you should know about UI

We've put together an informational video series, including information on how to protect your business from higher taxes. Learn more about employer tax rates, and find tips for achieving a lower UI tax rate.

Informational Videos

I got a letter about Unemployment Insurance. What does it mean?

Use this helpful tool to find answers to frequently asked questions about letters you may receive. 

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Register or Log In to the UI Tax & Claims System

Submit wage reports, make payments, and more in the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax & Claims System.

UI Tax & Claims System


Read the Employer Handbook

Review your rights and responsibilities as an employer under New Mexico Compensation Law.

UI Employer Handbook
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