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Mississippi PERS funding ratio

The funding ratio for Mississippi's Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) had been dropping for years through the recession. It rose to 61 percent during the last fiscal year that ended June 30, but remains below the recommended 80 percent:

Year Percent funded

2014 61.0

2013 57.6

2012 57.9

2011 62.1

2010 64.0

2009 67.3

2008 72.8

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