Facts & Research

Pension Education Toolkit
Key facts, figures and research about NYSTRS and pensions.
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2017 PAFR

2017 PAFR – An abbreviated version of NYSTRS' annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

The Pension Dollar

The Pension Dollar – A hypothetical NYSTRS pension dollar shows how the System is funded and the impact pensions have on the economy.

Benefits Paid by County

Benefits Paid by County – See the total payments and number of benefit recipients by New York State county.

NYSTRS: Modeling Excellence

NYSTRS by the Numbers – A statistical overview of NYSTRS, one of the nation's largest public pension systems.

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2016 NCPERS Public Retirement Systems Study

2016 NCPERS Public Retirement Systems Study – The funded status of public pensions are increasing and plan administration costs are decreasing, according to a study of U.S. and Canadian pension systems.

Pensionomics 2016

Pensionomics 2016 – Examines the national economic impacts of public and private pension plans, as well as the impact of state and local plans on a state-by-state basis. Findings include retiree pension benefits generated $1.2 trillion in total economic output, supporting some 7.1 million jobs across the U.S.

Government Spending on Pensions (2016)

Government Spending on Pensions (2016) – State and local government pensions are not paid from general operating revenues, but from trust funds to which retirees and their employers contributed while they worked. Nationally, pension contributions made by state and local governments account for roughly 4.1 percent of general spending.

An Overview of the Pension/OPEB Landscape (2016)

An Overview of the Pension/OPEB Landscape (2016) – Much is made in the press of the impact pensions had in places like Stockton, CA and Detroit, MI, but there is little mention of states that have done a good job of providing reasonable benefits, paying their required contributions, and accumulating assets. This analysis provides a more accurate picture of the situation.

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