Unemployment file formats by state

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The following list shows the file format used by the states that accept files for unemployment wage detail filing.

An asterisk (*) indicates that a tax report is also included in the file.

Alabama (AL) ICESA*
Arkansas (AR) TIB-4*
California (CA) ICESA
Colorado (CO) ICESA
Connecticut (CT) ICESA*
District of Columbia (DC) ICESA*
Georgia (GA) NAWSA Y2K*
Illinois (IL) ICESA*
Indiana (IN) ICESA
Kansas (KS) MMREF-1*
Kentucky (KY) ICESA*
Louisiana (LA) MMREF-1
Massachusetts (MA) ICESA*
Maryland (MD) State defined
Maine (ME) ICESA*
Michigan (MI) State defined
Minnesota (MN) ICESA
Mississippi (MS) ICESA
Missouri (MO) ICESA*
Nebraska (NE) 275 byte
Nevada (NV) MMREF-1*
New York (NY) EFW2
North Carolina (NC) ICESA*
North Dakota (ND) ICESA*
New Hampshire (NH) State defined
New Jersey (NJ) State defined
New Mexico (NM) State defined*
New York (NY) MMREF-1
Oregon (OR) Comma delimited*
Pennsylvania (PA) ICESA
Rhode Island (RI) State defined
South Carolina (SC) ICESA
Tennessee (TN) ICESA
Texas (TX) ICESA*
Utah (UT) MMREF-1
Vermont (VT) ASCII Format 1
Virginia (VA) Comma delimited*
Washington (WA) ICESA
Wisconsin (WI) TIB-4*
Wyoming (WY) CSV

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