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Aggregate Funding for All PPD Plans (in billions)    
FY Plans Market assets Actuarial assets Actuarial liabilities Funded ratio
2009 126 $2,111 $2,611 $3,307 79.0%
2010 126 $2,361 $2,659 $3,454 77.0%

The Public Plans Database (PPD) contains comprehensive financial, governance, and plan design information for 126 state and local defined benefit plans.* At the state level, the PPD covers 107 plans, which represent more than 90 percent of all state government pension assets and members. At the local level, the PPD covers 19 plans, which represent more than 20 percent of all local government pension assets and members. On a combined basis, the PPD represents more than 85 percent of total state and local government pension assets and members.

Currently, the interactive data pages contain data through 2010. For more recent data, download our full dataset. This fall, we are introducing a new Public Plans Database website that will allow interactive access to the most current data.

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* The PPD also includes 2006 data for 20 state-administered defined contribution plans, and single year data between 2005 and 2007 for an additional 70 major municipal defined benefit plans. Data are collected from plans, annual reports, actuarial valuations, member handbooks, and contact with plan administrators. Since reports vary in format, presentation and content, some values reflect the CRR's interpretation of the reported data. For official plan information, please visit the plan website or contact the plan administrator. The Center for Retirement Research would like to thank the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) and the National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) for their guidance in the development of this database.

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