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|Table 1. National Summary of State Public|
|Employee Retirement System Finances: Fiscal Year 2008|
|Source: 2008 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 government contributions||28,340,230||50.0%|
|Local government contributions||35,755,522||63.1%|
|Earnings on investments(1)||(39,089,429)||-69.0%|
|Total cash and investment holdings||2,670,483,906||100.0%|
|Cash and short-term investments||66,321,984||2.5%|
|United States Treasury||119,174,614||4.5%|
|State and local government||1,252,581||0.0%|
|Funds held in trust||58,585,393||2.2%|
|Foreign and international||396,971,226||14.9%|
|(1) The total of "net earnings" is a calculated statistic (the item code in the data file is X08),|
|and thus can be positive or negative. Net earnings is the sum of earnings on investments plus|
|gains on investments minus losses on investments. The change made in 2002 for asset valuation|
|from book to market value in accordance with Statement 34 of the Governmental Accounting Standards|
|Board is reflected in the calculated statistics.|
|Data Last Revised: April 22, 2011|