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Pensionomics 2012: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures

Date Published: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
National Institute on Retirement Security (March 2012)

A new national economic impact study finds that DB pension benefits have a significant economic impact: 6.5 million American jobs and $1 trillion in economic output. The analysis finds that the benefits provided by state and local government pension plans have a sizable impact that ripples through every state and industry across the nation.