U.S. Pension Tracker

Joe Nation, Ph.D.

Pension Tracker Project Director
Bill Lane Center for the West

The Bottom 25% (Lowest quartile) indicates relatively lower unfunded liabilities. The Top 25% (Highest quartile) indicates relatively higher unfunded liabilities. Metrics reflect the Fiscal Year selected. Agencies reported as NA or agencies for which we do not have geographic locations are excluded from calculations. See Glossary for additional information.

Data reflect Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, the most recent available.

Wyoming, All State and Local Systems

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Assets, Liabilities and Unfunded Liabilities

Variable 2017 2018 2019
Market Liability (thousands) $19,776,422 $18,043,977 $18,599,880
Value of Assets (thousands) $8,511,734 $7,914,036 $8,938,832
Market Pension Debt (thousands) $11,264,688 $10,129,941 $9,661,048
Market Discount Rate 3.00% 3.25% 3.25%
Actuarial Liability (thousands) $11,005,430 $11,347,859 $11,697,467
Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands) $2,493,696 $3,433,823 $2,758,635
Assumed Rate of Return 7.75% 7.00% 7.00%
  • Variable

    Market Liability (thousands)

    • 2019

      $18,599,880

    • 2018

      $18,043,977

    • 2017

      $19,776,422

    • 2016

      $18,551,688

    • 2015

      $17,304,221

    • 2014

      $18,201,961

    • 2013

      $16,595,583

    • 2012

      $17,242,396

    • 2011

      $13,518,352

    • 2010

      $13,579,207

    • 2009

      $12,139,313

    • 2008

      $10,859,037


  • Variable

    Value of Assets (thousands)

    • 2019

      $8,938,832

    • 2018

      $7,914,036

    • 2017

      $8,511,734

    • 2016

      $8,752,280

    • 2015

      $7,682,505

    • 2014

      $7,674,179

    • 2013

      $7,509,139

    • 2012

      $6,784,120

    • 2011

      $6,137,300

    • 2010

      $6,306,280

    • 2009

      $5,722,690

    • 2008

      $4,687,500


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2019

      $9,661,048

    • 2018

      $10,129,941

    • 2017

      $11,264,688

    • 2016

      $9,799,408

    • 2015

      $9,621,717

    • 2014

      $10,527,782

    • 2013

      $9,086,444

    • 2012

      $10,458,276

    • 2011

      $7,381,052

    • 2010

      $7,272,927

    • 2009

      $6,416,623

    • 2008

      $6,171,537


  • Variable

    Market Discount Rate

    • 2019

      3.25%

    • 2018

      3.25%

    • 2017

      3.00%

    • 2016

      3.00%

    • 2015

      3.25%

    • 2014

      3.00%

    • 2013

      3.20%

    • 2012

      2.50%

    • 2011

      4.00%

    • 2010

      3.70%

    • 2009

      4.20%

    • 2008

      4.50%


  • Variable

    Actuarial Liability (thousands)

    • 2019

      $11,697,467

    • 2018

      $11,347,859

    • 2017

      $11,005,430

    • 2016

      $10,323,875

    • 2015

      $9,937,982

    • 2014

      $9,682,721

    • 2013

      $9,132,958

    • 2012

      $8,294,671

    • 2011

      $7,969,993

    • 2010

      $7,740,612

    • 2009

      $7,401,614

    • 2008

      $6,846,787


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt (thousands)

    • 2019

      $2,758,635

    • 2018

      $3,433,823

    • 2017

      $2,493,696

    • 2016

      $1,571,595

    • 2015

      $2,255,478

    • 2014

      $2,008,542

    • 2013

      $1,623,819

    • 2012

      $1,510,551

    • 2011

      $1,832,693

    • 2010

      $1,434,332

    • 2009

      $1,678,924

    • 2008

      $2,159,287


  • Variable

    Assumed Rate of Return

    • 2019

      7.00%

    • 2018

      7.00%

    • 2017

      7.75%

    • 2016

      7.75%

    • 2015

      7.75%

    • 2014

      7.75%

    • 2013

      7.75%

    • 2012

      8.00%

    • 2011

      8.00%

    • 2010

      8.00%

    • 2009

      8.00%

    • 2008

      8.00%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Funded Ratios

Variable 2017 2018 2019
Market Funded Ratio 43.0% 43.9% 48.1%
Actuarial Funded Ratio 77.3% 69.7% 76.4%
  • Variable

    Market Funded Ratio

    • 2019

      48.1%

    • 2018

      43.9%

    • 2017

      43.0%

    • 2016

      47.2%

    • 2015

      44.4%

    • 2014

      42.2%

    • 2013

      45.3%

    • 2012

      39.4%

    • 2011

      45.4%

    • 2010

      46.4%

    • 2009

      47.1%

    • 2008

      43.2%


  • Variable

    Actuarial Funded Ratio

    • 2019

      76.4%

    • 2018

      69.7%

    • 2017

      77.3%

    • 2016

      84.8%

    • 2015

      77.3%

    • 2014

      79.3%

    • 2013

      82.2%

    • 2012

      81.8%

    • 2011

      77.0%

    • 2010

      81.5%

    • 2009

      77.3%

    • 2008

      68.5%


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

State Demographics

Variable 2017 2018 2019
Population 576,255 576,950 578,248
Households 222,333 227,591 230,366
  • Variable

    Population

    • 2019

      578,248

    • 2018

      576,950

    • 2017

      576,255

    • 2016

      585,198

    • 2015

      587,011

    • 2014

      584,304

    • 2013

      583,131

    • 2012

      576,893

    • 2011

      567,631

    • 2010

      564,358

    • 2009

      559,851

    • 2008

      546,043


  • Variable

    Households

    • 2019

      230,366

    • 2018

      227,591

    • 2017

      222,333

    • 2016

      228,229

    • 2015

      233,672

    • 2014

      232,594

    • 2013

      224,003

    • 2012

      223,513

    • 2011

      222,539

    • 2010

      222,803

    • 2009

      213,571

    • 2008

      208,613


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Budget & Revenue

Variable 2017 2018 2019
State General Fund Expenditures (thousands) $1,445,000 $1,386,000 $1,507,000
State Total Expenditures (thousands) $5,042,000 $4,425,000 $4,708,000
State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands) $1,013,000 $1,079,000 $1,079,000
  • Variable

    State General Fund Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2019

      $1,507,000

    • 2018

      $1,386,000

    • 2017

      $1,445,000

    • 2016

      $1,663,000

    • 2015

      $3,297,000

    • 2014

      $3,011,000

    • 2013

      $3,709,000

    • 2012

      $2,455,000

    • 2011

      $2,726,000

    • 2010

      $3,836,000

    • 2009

      $3,874,000

    • 2008

      $3,132,000


  • Variable

    State Total Expenditures (thousands)

    • 2019

      $4,708,000

    • 2018

      $4,425,000

    • 2017

      $5,042,000

    • 2016

      $7,891,000

    • 2015

      $8,837,000

    • 2014

      $7,625,000

    • 2013

      $9,132,000

    • 2012

      $5,750,000

    • 2011

      $6,033,000

    • 2010

      $7,657,000

    • 2009

      $6,640,000

    • 2008

      $4,958,000


  • Variable

    State Total General Fund Revenues (thousands)

    • 2019

      $1,079,000

    • 2018

      $1,079,000

    • 2017

      $1,013,000

    • 2016

      $1,001,000

    • 2015

      $1,145,000

    • 2014

      $1,382,000

    • 2013

      $1,381,000

    • 2012

      $1,204,000

    • 2011

      $1,175,000

    • 2010

      $1,046,000

    • 2009

      $1,064,000

    • 2008

      $1,320,000


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

Unfunded Liability Metrics

Variable 2017 2018 2019
Market Pension Debt/Household $50,666 $44,509 $41,938
Market Pension Debt/Capita $19,548 $17,558 $16,707
Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 7.80 7.31 6.41
Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 2.23 2.29 2.05
Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 11.12 9.39 8.95
Actuarial Pension Debt/Household $11,216 $15,088 $11,975
Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita $4,327 $5,952 $4,771
Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures 1.73 2.48 1.83
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures 0.49 0.78 0.59
Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues 2.46 3.18 2.56
  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Household

    • 2019

      $41,938

    • 2018

      $44,509

    • 2017

      $50,666

    • 2016

      $42,937

    • 2015

      $41,176

    • 2014

      $45,262

    • 2013

      $40,564

    • 2012

      $46,790

    • 2011

      $33,167

    • 2010

      $32,643

    • 2009

      $30,044

    • 2008

      $29,584


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2019

      $16,707

    • 2018

      $17,558

    • 2017

      $19,548

    • 2016

      $16,745

    • 2015

      $16,391

    • 2014

      $18,018

    • 2013

      $15,582

    • 2012

      $18,129

    • 2011

      $13,003

    • 2010

      $12,887

    • 2009

      $11,461

    • 2008

      $11,302


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2019

      6.41

    • 2018

      7.31

    • 2017

      7.80

    • 2016

      5.89

    • 2015

      2.92

    • 2014

      3.50

    • 2013

      2.45

    • 2012

      4.26

    • 2011

      2.71

    • 2010

      1.90

    • 2009

      1.66

    • 2008

      1.97


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2019

      2.05

    • 2018

      2.29

    • 2017

      2.23

    • 2016

      1.24

    • 2015

      1.09

    • 2014

      1.38

    • 2013

      1.00

    • 2012

      1.82

    • 2011

      1.22

    • 2010

      0.95

    • 2009

      0.97

    • 2008

      1.24


  • Variable

    Market Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2019

      8.95

    • 2018

      9.39

    • 2017

      11.12

    • 2016

      9.79

    • 2015

      8.40

    • 2014

      7.62

    • 2013

      6.58

    • 2012

      8.69

    • 2011

      6.28

    • 2010

      6.95

    • 2009

      6.03

    • 2008

      4.68


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Household

    • 2019

      $11,975

    • 2018

      $15,088

    • 2017

      $11,216

    • 2016

      $6,886

    • 2015

      $9,652

    • 2014

      $8,635

    • 2013

      $7,249

    • 2012

      $6,758

    • 2011

      $8,235

    • 2010

      $6,438

    • 2009

      $7,861

    • 2008

      $10,351


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/Capita

    • 2019

      $4,771

    • 2018

      $5,952

    • 2017

      $4,327

    • 2016

      $2,686

    • 2015

      $3,842

    • 2014

      $3,437

    • 2013

      $2,785

    • 2012

      $2,618

    • 2011

      $3,229

    • 2010

      $2,542

    • 2009

      $2,999

    • 2008

      $3,954


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State General Fund Expenditures

    • 2019

      1.83

    • 2018

      2.48

    • 2017

      1.73

    • 2016

      0.95

    • 2015

      0.68

    • 2014

      0.67

    • 2013

      0.44

    • 2012

      0.62

    • 2011

      0.67

    • 2010

      0.37

    • 2009

      0.43

    • 2008

      0.69


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total Expenditures

    • 2019

      0.59

    • 2018

      0.78

    • 2017

      0.49

    • 2016

      0.20

    • 2015

      0.26

    • 2014

      0.26

    • 2013

      0.18

    • 2012

      0.26

    • 2011

      0.30

    • 2010

      0.19

    • 2009

      0.25

    • 2008

      0.44


  • Variable

    Actuarial Pension Debt/State Total General Fund Revenues

    • 2019

      2.56

    • 2018

      3.18

    • 2017

      2.46

    • 2016

      1.57

    • 2015

      1.97

    • 2014

      1.45

    • 2013

      1.18

    • 2012

      1.25

    • 2011

      1.56

    • 2010

      1.37

    • 2009

      1.58

    • 2008

      1.64


*Recommended not to combine dollar and other categories.

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