State Pension Funding Levels – What it Means for Citizens
One of the problems with the presentation of detailed financial information is that no matter how important the data is, its relevance becomes obscured by the method of presentation. I recently discovered Fusion Charts, and present information related to state pensions’ funding using their free chart package. It’s not perfect, but provides an interactive way of visualizing a problem hidden in financial data.
I used data from the Pew Foundation’s “Trillion Dollar Gap” article, as well as US Census Data, for the data reflected in the chart. Unfortunately, only 2008 data was available from Pew regarding pension funding levels.