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Table 6. Pension Obligations of State Public Employee
Defined Benefit Retirement Systems by State: Fiscal Year 2007
(Thousand Dollars)
 
Source: 2007 Annual Survey of Public Employee Retirement Systems. Data users who create their
own estimates using data from this report should cite the U.S. Census Bureau as the source of the original
data only. The data in this table are based on information from public records and contain no confidential data.
Additional information on sampling error, nonsampling error, and response rates may be
found at http://www.census.gov/govs/retire/how_data_collected.html.

State Covered
Payroll
Pension
Obligations
United States 499,553,461 2,661,969,956
Alabama 8,567,774 35,704,256
Alaska 2,172,233 13,090,657
Arizona 10,116,773 36,703,425
Arkansas 3,764,838 21,041,747
California 70,025,000 420,659,735
Colorado 12,832,802 44,889,263
Connecticut 6,818,200 36,811,600
Delaware 1,790,678 6,894,248
Florida 26,385,768 118,870,513
Georgia 11,416,152 65,994,177
Hawaii 3,507,040 15,696,546
Idaho 2,426,669 10,491,697
Illinois 15,259,836 137,396,851
Indiana 8,775,129 25,849,290
Iowa 6,056,439 23,556,799
Kansas 5,599,193 17,552,790
Kentucky 7,522,162 41,060,215
Louisiana 6,249,823 35,090,138
Maine 1,940,200 13,089,400
Maryland 9,971,012 49,306,375
Massachusetts 10,401,313 55,332,671
Michigan 13,345,500 70,755,700
Minnesota 11,065,184 56,155,076
Mississippi 5,232,109 27,632,278
Missouri 9,466,117 52,878,851
Montana 1,712,430 9,168,369
Nebraska 1,692,656 7,819,595
Nevada 3,624,391 29,843,000
New Hampshire 2,195,339 7,259,715
New Jersey 23,337,209 110,447,653
New Mexico 4,264,839 25,329,712
New York 33,437,000 184,138,000
North Carolina 4,537,148 65,844,872
North Dakota 983,600 3,819,500
Ohio 26,448,913 168,240,498
Oklahoma 6,028,670 30,374,567
Oregon 7,326,800 51,252,900
Pennsylvania 17,439,740 96,274,383
Rhode Island 1,861,045 11,731,220
South Carolina 7,684,977 35,765,918
South Dakota 1,297,300 6,718,800
Tennessee 7,136,957 28,117,184
Texas 45,074,177 174,873,432
Utah 3,878,603 18,783,454
Vermont 1,064,861 3,434,146
Virginia 13,002,000 52,822,000
Washington 1,251,000 27,939,000
West Virginia 1,159,715 4,264,700
Wisconsin 10,973,400 68,987,500
Wyoming 1,432,747 6,215,540

Data Created: February 25, 2011
Data Last Revised: April 22, 2011


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Annual Survey of Public Employee Retirement Systems | 1 (888) 529-1963 | govs.retire@census.gov |  Last Revised: 4/22/11 April 27, 2011