Employers are covered by the New Mexico’s Unemployment Compensation Law and are subject to the state Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax. UI provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who meet state eligibility requirements. UI benefits are 100% financed through employers' quarterly taxes. All employers must register with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions within 10 days after beginning a business and pay UI taxes on their employees. The information gathered during the registration process will determine if a business is required to pay contributions under the law.


Upon successful registration and the creation of an account in the UI Taxes Claims System, a business owner will be assigned an Employer Account Number (EAN) and provided access to the system. As a business owner you will be able to report wages paid, pay contributions due, respond to claims for benefits, and manage your account. Select the NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE link to register.


Federal and state law requires employers to report newly hired and re-hired employees in New Mexico.  Select the NEW MEXICO NEW HIRES DIRECTORY link to learn more and register in the directory.