National Association of State Retirement Administrators


Economic Indicator News

NASRA tracks economic data that helps inform various aspects of the public pension community. Among the information considered most relevant to understanding public pensions is state and local employment, compensation, and tax revenue, and public pension assets. 

Employment

NASRA tracks private sector and state & local government employment on a monthly basis. Data is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is compiled by NASRA staff. 

Latest Employment Update

Compensation

NASRA reports on trends in private sector and state & local government employee costs of compensation and benefits. The Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures the change in the cost of labor through compensation (including wages and salaries and benefits) and is produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on a quarterly basis.

Latest Compensation Update

Public Pension Assets

NASRA tracks total financial assets held by state & local government retirement funds on a quarterly and annual basis. Data is provided by the U.S. Federal Reserve System and is compiled by NASRA staff.

Latest Public Pension Assets Update

State & Local Revenue

NASRA tracks the revenue generated by state and local income, sales, and property tax levies over time. Data is provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and is compiled by NASRA staff. 

Latest State & Local Revenue Update