U.S. Pension Tracker

Joe Nation, Ph.D.

Project Director
Stanford Institute for
Economic Policy Research

The Bottom 25% (Lowest quartile) indicates relatively lower unfunded liabilities. The Top 25% (Highest quartile) indicates relatively higher unfunded liabilities. Metrics reflect the Fiscal Year selected. Agencies reported as NA or agencies for which we do not have geographic locations are excluded from calculations. See Glossary for additional information.

Data reflect Fiscal Year (FY) , the most recent available.

Pension Debt
United States Public Employee Pension Systems 

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2016 Market Pension Debt/Household
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Rank Market Pension Debt/Household
1   Alaska $144,862
2   California $121,594
3   Connecticut $112,911
4   Hawaii $101,645
5   New Mexico $80,481
6   Oregon $74,100
7   Nevada $72,816
8   Massachusetts $68,948
9   New Jersey $66,760
10   Maryland $65,984
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Summary Table, FY 2016
Category All State and Local Systems All State Systems Local Systems   
Market Liability (thousands) NA NA NA
Value of Assets (thousands) NA NA NA
Market Pension Debt (thousands) NA NA NA
Market Funded Ratio NA NA NA
Market Discount Rate NA NA NA
Actuarial Liability (thousands) NA NA NA
Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands) NA NA NA
Actuarial Funded Ratio NA NA NA
Assumed Rate of Return NA NA NA
Market Pension Debt/Household NA NA NA
Market Pension Debt/Capita NA NA NA
Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures NA NA NA
Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures NA NA NA
Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues NA NA NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/Household NA NA NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita NA NA NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures NA NA NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures NA NA NA
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues NA NA NA
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    Value of Assets (thousands)

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    Market Pension Debt (thousands)

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    Market Funded Ratio

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    Market Discount Rate

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    Actuarial Liability (thousands)

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    Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands)

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    Actuarial Funded Ratio

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    Assumed Rate of Return

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    Market Pension Debt/Household

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    Market Pension Debt/Capita

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    Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

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    Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

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    Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

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    Actuarial Pension Debt/Household

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    Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita

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    Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

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    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

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    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

  • All State and Local Systems

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  • Local Systems

NA = Not Available. See Detail by Year for available data.
*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

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