Special Report

These States Are Spending the Most to Fund Their Residents Retirement

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30. Arkansas
> 2017 state and local gov’t pension contributions: $4,552 per gov’t worker
> Pension obligations funded: 76.9% (21st highest)
> Workers in state and local gov’t: 191,200 (15.3% of labor force)
> 65 and older population: 497,024 (16.5% of total)

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29. New Mexico
> 2017 state and local gov’t pension contributions: $4,654 per gov’t worker
> Pension obligations funded: 62.5% (13th lowest)
> Workers in state and local gov’t: 158,100 (19.0% of labor force)
> 65 and older population: 349,929 (16.8% of total)

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28. Washington
> 2017 state and local gov’t pension contributions: $4,820 per gov’t worker
> Pension obligations funded: 89.6% (9th highest)
> Workers in state and local gov’t: 511,100 (15.4% of labor force)
> 65 and older population: 1.1 million (15.1% of total)

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27. Mississippi
> 2017 state and local gov’t pension contributions: $4,842 per gov’t worker
> Pension obligations funded: 61.6% (11th lowest)
> Workers in state and local gov’t: 217,300 (18.9% of labor force)
> 65 and older population: 465,719 (15.6% of total)

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26. Delaware
> 2017 state and local gov’t pension contributions: $4,952 per gov’t worker
> Pension obligations funded: 82.8% (11th highest)
> Workers in state and local gov’t: 60,300 (13.2% of labor force)
> 65 and older population: 173,217 (18.0% of total)

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