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Table 6. Pension Obligations of State Public Employee
Defined Benefit Retirement Systems by State: Fiscal Year 2008
(Thousand Dollars)
 
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 Covered
Payroll
Pension
Obligations
United States 535,940,463 2,912,759,428
Alabama 9,741,090 38,672,048
Alaska 2,167,195 13,843,049
Arizona 9,077,137 39,716,096
Arkansas 4,046,961 22,606,170
California 75,318,014 459,604,787
Colorado 6,828,371 53,039,366
Connecticut 4,346,450 43,443,704
Delaware 1,711,473 6,549,856
Florida 26,385,768 118,870,513
Georgia 12,163,149 71,208,346
Hawaii 3,807,611 14,121,782
Idaho 2,584,600 11,284,300
Illinois 21,880,435 143,306,307
Indiana 9,423,936 34,674,500
Iowa 6,381,860 27,189,868
Kansas 5,949,228 18,984,915
Kentucky 7,906,984 43,801,336
Louisiana 6,656,846 37,640,943
Maine 1,991,200 13,674,900
Maryland 10,687,531 50,571,035
Massachusetts 10,421,286 64,158,684
Michigan 13,408,000 73,861,300
Minnesota 7,981,015 57,645,154
Mississippi 5,583,303 29,311,777
Missouri 10,043,516 55,682,714
Montana 1,801,475 9,725,168
Nebraska 1,819,095 8,667,784
Nevada 5,194,400 30,501,845
New Hampshire 2,315,154 7,868,469
New Jersey 24,294,384 117,982,301
New Mexico 4,471,824 26,899,138
New York 38,533,128 217,376,452
North Carolina 17,516,953 70,565,112
North Dakota 1,058,385 4,067,867
Ohio 15,262,760 181,760,812
Oklahoma 6,021,523 33,457,950
Oregon 7,721,800 52,871,200
Pennsylvania 18,786,691 102,430,022
Rhode Island 1,939,940 12,358,028
South Carolina 8,106,291 37,797,624
South Dakota 1,363,400 7,020,012
Tennessee 7,824,830 32,715,771
Texas 46,443,666 177,155,764
Utah 4,487,007 22,675,051
Vermont 986,000 3,272,000
Virginia 13,834,000 58,116,000
Washington 14,209,000 54,711,000
West Virginia 2,109,963 12,362,087
Wisconsin 11,720,000 80,079,000
Wyoming 1,625,835 6,859,521

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