How many people are in Kentucky’s retirement system (both active and retired) and what do the numbers mean for Kentucky’s future?

There are currently 213,564 active public employees (including teachers and state and local government employees) participating in Kentucky’s retirement systems and 147,452 retirees.

These 361,016 Kentuckians, who represent more than 8% of the Commonwealth’s population, are counting on these benefits for their future financial security. It is important that Kentucky ensure the financial soundness of the pension systems to honor the promises made to these public workers that the benefits will be there when they need them.