Special Report

States With the Best Retirement Funding

Michael B. Sauter

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images

50. Georgia
> Total 2015 retirement spending: $26.4 per capita ($273 million)
> State government employment: 172,000 (3.8% of total employment)
> Percent of pension currently funded: 75.8% (17th highest)
> 2015 tax collections per capita: $1,931 (5th lowest)

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images

49. Tennessee
> Total 2015 retirement spending: $30.1 per capita ($200 million)
> State government employment: 98,700 (3.2% of total employment)
> Percent of pension currently funded: 94.1% (3rd highest)
> 2015 tax collections per capita: $1,924 (4th lowest)

Source: BlazenImages / Getty Images

48. Arkansas
> Total 2015 retirement spending: $41.9 per capita ($125 million)
> State government employment: 77,900 (6.3% of total employment)
> Percent of pension currently funded: 76.9% (15th highest)
> 2015 tax collections per capita: $3,086 (14th highest)

Source: photoquest7 / Getty Images

47. Nevada
> Total 2015 retirement spending: $46.7 per capita ($137 million)
> State government employment: 42,900 (3.1% of total employment)
> Percent of pension currently funded: 72.3% (21st highest)
> 2015 tax collections per capita: $2,606 (20th lowest)

Source: Adam-Springer / Getty Images

46. Hawaii
> Total 2015 retirement spending: $51.5 per capita ($74 million)
> State government employment: 73,000 (11.0% of total employment)
> Percent of pension currently funded: 51.3% (6th lowest)
> 2015 tax collections per capita: $4,530 (3rd highest)