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Table 6. Pension Obligations of State Public Employee
Defined Benefit Retirement Systems by State: Fiscal Year 2009
(Thousand Dollars)
 
Source: 2009 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 563,464,329 3,031,053,321
Alabama 9,888,838 40,220,463
Alaska 2,137,456 14,545,437
Arizona 2,123,953 42,436,682
Arkansas 4,186,370 24,033,978
California 78,935,900 492,344,800
Colorado 7,320,642 58,973,329
Connecticut 3,960,982 21,291,667
Delaware 1,753,129 6,827,006
Florida 26,891,340 124,087,214
Georgia 13,241,404 77,200,064
Hawaii 4,319,621 14,210,740
Idaho 2,689,460 11,807,545
Illinois 22,865,840 152,046,679
Indiana 9,685,373 36,074,979
Iowa 6,740,316 28,819,517
Kansas 6,226,526 20,106,787
Kentucky 5,239,549 35,563,772
Louisiana 8,656,843 48,749,368
Maine 2,061,400 14,410,000
Maryland 10,865,727 53,066,838
Massachusetts 11,262,686 61,780,577
Michigan 13,496,000 78,609,069
Minnesota 11,899,218 60,602,082
Mississippi 5,866,665 31,386,747
Missouri 10,584,994 60,813,890
Montana 1,855,277 10,304,575
Nebraska 1,872,544 8,967,613
Nevada 5,373,482 33,081,113
New Hampshire 2,455,089 8,529,931
New Jersey 25,179,385 125,805,870
New Mexico 5,098,399 28,814,690
New York 37,145,387 206,245,027
North Carolina 18,311,670 73,613,092
North Dakota 1,137,700 4,347,100
Ohio 28,128,505 194,181,545
Oklahoma 6,154,082 34,718,102
Oregon 8,130,100 54,259,500
Pennsylvania 19,056,291 106,813,932
Rhode Island 2,144,032 12,587,700
South Carolina 8,642,434 40,264,902
South Dakota 1,450,682 7,387,406
Tennessee 5,742,866 27,240,151
Texas 51,865,656 192,543,270
Utah 4,579,772 24,299,183
Vermont 1,157,625 4,012,955
Virginia 15,091,000 65,174,000
Washington 13,212,900 59,758,500
West Virginia 2,722,318 13,781,811
Wisconsin 12,289,600 77,412,000
Wyoming 1,767,301 6,900,123

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