Contributors to state debt in the U.S. 2013

This graph shows the contributors to state debt in the United States in the 2013 fiscal year. In 2013, 3.90 trillion U.S. dollars worth of unfunded pension liabilities were the major contributor to state debt in the U.S. Total state debt amounted to 4.174 trillion U.S. dollars.

The national debt of the United Stated can be found here.

Contributors to state debt in the United States for the 2013 fiscal year

Debt in billion U.S. dollars
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Source

Release date

January 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

Fiscal year 2013

Supplementary notes

Outstanding unemployment trust fund loans were obtained from the National of Conference of State Legislatures as of December 3, 2013. Outstanding debt figures were compiled based on figures from each state's respective fiscal year 2012 comprehensive annual financial report.

The fiscal year is the accounting period for the federal government which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends.

* OPEB stands for Other-post-employment-benefits. These are post-employment benefits that an employee will begin to receive at the start of retirement. This does not include pension benefits paid to the retired employee. Other post-employment benefits that a retiree can be compensated for are life insurance premiums, healthcare premiums and deferred-compensation arrangements.

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