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) 2016, the most recent available.

Connecticut, All State and Local Systems

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Assets, Liabilities and Unfunded Liabilities

Variable 2014 2015 2016
Market Liability (thousands) $132,617,930 $144,614,825 $189,285,887
Value of Assets (thousands) $33,830,986 $34,992,051 $36,035,370
Market Pension Debt (thousands) $98,786,944 $109,622,774 $153,250,517
Market Discount Rate 3.00% 2.75% 1.75%
Actuarial Liability (thousands) $65,693,893 $69,252,934 $87,011,763
Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands) $31,862,907 $34,260,884 $50,976,393
Assumed Rate of Return 8.30% 8.30% 7.56%
  • Variable

    Market Liability (thousands)

    • 2016

      $189,285,887

    • 2015

      $144,614,825

    • 2014

      $132,617,930

    • 2013

      $122,179,116

    • 2012

      $130,190,778

    • 2011

      $101,829,832

    • 2010

      $103,176,095

    • 2009

      $48,677,841

    • 2008

      $83,874,171


  • Variable

    Value of Assets (thousands)

    • 2016

      $36,035,370

    • 2015

      $34,992,051

    • 2014

      $33,830,986

    • 2013

      $29,945,702

    • 2012

      $27,620,914

    • 2011

      $29,396,098

    • 2010

      $25,184,372

    • 2009

      $13,986,145

    • 2008

      $29,280,931


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2016

      $153,250,517

    • 2015

      $109,622,774

    • 2014

      $98,786,944

    • 2013

      $92,233,414

    • 2012

      $102,569,864

    • 2011

      $72,433,734

    • 2010

      $77,991,723

    • 2009

      $34,691,696

    • 2008

      $54,593,240


  • Variable

    Market Discount Rate

    • 2016

      1.75%

    • 2015

      2.75%

    • 2014

      3.00%

    • 2013

      3.20%

    • 2012

      2.50%

    • 2011

      4.00%

    • 2010

      3.70%

    • 2009

      4.20%

    • 2008

      4.50%


  • Variable

    Actuarial Liability (thousands)

    • 2016

      $87,011,763

    • 2015

      $69,252,934

    • 2014

      $65,693,893

    • 2013

      $62,612,267

    • 2012

      $60,244,298

    • 2011

      $57,007,478

    • 2010

      $55,847,355

    • 2009

      $27,821,457

    • 2008

      $50,216,491


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2016

      $50,976,393

    • 2015

      $34,260,884

    • 2014

      $31,862,907

    • 2013

      $32,666,565

    • 2012

      $32,623,384

    • 2011

      $27,611,380

    • 2010

      $30,662,983

    • 2009

      $13,835,312

    • 2008

      $20,935,560


  • Variable

    Assumed Rate of Return

    • 2016

      7.56%

    • 2015

      8.30%

    • 2014

      8.30%

    • 2013

      8.30%

    • 2012

      8.30%

    • 2011

      8.40%

    • 2010

      8.40%

    • 2009

      8.50%

    • 2008

      8.40%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Funded Ratios

Variable 2014 2015 2016
Market Funded Ratio 25.5% 24.2% 19.0%
Actuarial Funded Ratio 51.5% 50.5% 41.4%
  • Variable

    Market Funded Ratio

    • 2016

      19.0%

    • 2015

      24.2%

    • 2014

      25.5%

    • 2013

      24.5%

    • 2012

      21.2%

    • 2011

      28.9%

    • 2010

      24.4%

    • 2009

      28.7%

    • 2008

      34.9%


  • Variable

    Actuarial Funded Ratio

    • 2016

      41.4%

    • 2015

      50.5%

    • 2014

      51.5%

    • 2013

      47.8%

    • 2012

      45.9%

    • 2011

      51.6%

    • 2010

      45.1%

    • 2009

      50.3%

    • 2008

      58.3%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

State Demographics

Variable 2014 2015 2016
Population 3,594,762 3,590,886 3,576,452
Households 1,355,817 1,354,355 1,357,269
  • Variable

    Population

    • 2016

      3,576,452

    • 2015

      3,590,886

    • 2014

      3,594,762

    • 2013

      3,597,168

    • 2012

      3,594,362

    • 2011

      3,590,537

    • 2010

      3,579,345

    • 2009

      1,780,904

    • 2008

      1,772,790


  • Variable

    Households

    • 2016

      1,357,269

    • 2015

      1,354,355

    • 2014

      1,355,817

    • 2013

      1,339,860

    • 2012

      1,357,812

    • 2011

      1,351,643

    • 2010

      1,358,809

    • 2009

      1,326,329

    • 2008

      1,329,305


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Budget & Revenue

Variable 2014 2015 2016
State General Fund Expenditures (thousands) $16,980,000 $17,405,000 $17,990,000
State Total Expenditures (thousands) $29,193,000 $30,697,000 $31,086,000
State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands) $17,010,000 $17,317,000 $17,781,000
  • Variable

    State General Fund Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2016

      $17,990,000

    • 2015

      $17,405,000

    • 2014

      $16,980,000

    • 2013

      $19,026,000

    • 2012

      $18,782,000

    • 2011

      $17,845,000

    • 2010

      $17,241,000

    • 2009

      $11,496,000

    • 2008

      $16,627,000


  • Variable

    State Total Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2016

      $31,086,000

    • 2015

      $30,697,000

    • 2014

      $29,193,000

    • 2013

      $27,769,000

    • 2012

      $27,508,000

    • 2011

      $26,174,000

    • 2010

      $24,359,000

    • 2009

      $19,298,000

    • 2008

      $24,270,000


  • Variable

    State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands)

    • 2016

      $17,781,000

    • 2015

      $17,317,000

    • 2014

      $17,010,000

    • 2013

      $19,405,000

    • 2012

      $18,562,000

    • 2011

      $17,707,000

    • 2010

      $17,689,000

    • 2009

      $15,701,000

    • 2008

      $16,419,000


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Unfunded Liability Metrics

Variable 2014 2015 2016
Market Pension Debt/Household $72,862 $80,941 $112,911
Market Pension Debt/Capita $27,481 $30,528 $42,850
Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 5.82 6.30 8.52  
Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 3.38 3.57 4.93
Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 5.81 6.33 8.62
Actuarial Pension Debt/Household $23,501 $25,297 $37,558
Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita $8,864 $9,541 $14,253
Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 1.88 1.97 2.83
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 1.09 1.12 1.64
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 1.87 1.98 2.87
  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Household

    • 2016

      $112,911

    • 2015

      $80,941

    • 2014

      $72,862

    • 2013

      $68,838

    • 2012

      $75,541

    • 2011

      $53,589

    • 2010

      $57,397

    • 2009

      $26,156

    • 2008

      $41,069


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2016

      $42,850

    • 2015

      $30,528

    • 2014

      $27,481

    • 2013

      $25,641

    • 2012

      $28,536

    • 2011

      $20,174

    • 2010

      $21,789

    • 2009

      $19,480

    • 2008

      $30,795


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2016

      8.52

    • 2015

      6.30

    • 2014

      5.82

    • 2013

      4.85

    • 2012

      5.46

    • 2011

      4.06

    • 2010

      4.52

    • 2009

      3.02

    • 2008

      3.28


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2016

      4.93

    • 2015

      3.57

    • 2014

      3.38

    • 2013

      3.32

    • 2012

      3.73

    • 2011

      2.77

    • 2010

      3.20

    • 2009

      1.80

    • 2008

      2.25


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2016

      8.62

    • 2015

      6.33

    • 2014

      5.81

    • 2013

      4.75

    • 2012

      5.53

    • 2011

      4.09

    • 2010

      4.41

    • 2009

      2.21

    • 2008

      3.33


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Household

    • 2016

      $37,558

    • 2015

      $25,297

    • 2014

      $23,501

    • 2013

      $24,381

    • 2012

      $24,026

    • 2011

      $20,428

    • 2010

      $22,566

    • 2009

      $10,431

    • 2008

      $15,749


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2016

      $14,253

    • 2015

      $9,541

    • 2014

      $8,864

    • 2013

      $9,081

    • 2012

      $9,076

    • 2011

      $7,690

    • 2010

      $8,567

    • 2009

      $7,769

    • 2008

      $11,809


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2016

      2.83

    • 2015

      1.97

    • 2014

      1.88

    • 2013

      1.72

    • 2012

      1.74

    • 2011

      1.55

    • 2010

      1.78

    • 2009

      1.20

    • 2008

      1.26


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2016

      1.64

    • 2015

      1.12

    • 2014

      1.09

    • 2013

      1.18

    • 2012

      1.19

    • 2011

      1.05

    • 2010

      1.26

    • 2009

      0.72

    • 2008

      0.86


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2016

      2.87

    • 2015

      1.98

    • 2014

      1.87

    • 2013

      1.68

    • 2012

      1.76

    • 2011

      1.56

    • 2010

      1.73

    • 2009

      0.88

    • 2008

      1.28


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

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