Special Report

Every State's Pension Crisis Ranked

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25. California
> Funded ratio: 71.1%
> Total pension shortfall: $184.9 billion shortfall (the largest)
> Gov’t workers as share of total workforce: 13.5% (23rd lowest)
> Avg. annual payout per public retiree: $36,351 (3rd highest)

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24. Texas
> Funded ratio: 70.6%
> Total pension shortfall: $76.5 billion shortfall (4th largest)
> Gov’t workers as share of total workforce: 13.8% (24th lowest)
> Avg. annual payout per public retiree: $23,476 (25th lowest)

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23. Maryland
> Funded ratio: 70.4%
> Total pension shortfall: $22.0 billion shortfall (16th largest)
> Gov’t workers as share of total workforce: 13.0% (16th lowest)
> Avg. annual payout per public retiree: $26,043 (18th highest)

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22. Kansas
> Funded ratio: 68.9%
> Total pension shortfall: $8.9 billion shortfall (22nd smallest)
> Gov’t workers as share of total workforce: 16.5% (8th highest)
> Avg. annual payout per public retiree: $16,802 (the lowest)

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21. Wyoming
> Funded ratio: 68.5%
> Total pension shortfall: $3.6 billion shortfall (11th smallest)
> Gov’t workers as share of total workforce: 21.2% (the highest)
> Avg. annual payout per public retiree: $19,921 (9th lowest)