Chicago Pension Liabilities Jump 168%, Understated by $11.5 Billion

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

New accounting rules show Chicago has understated its pension liabilities by $11.5 billion.

At the end of 2015 the stated liability was $7.1 billion. Today it’s $18.6 billion. That’s a jump in net liabilities of 168%.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has hopes pinned on union concessions and help from the state legislature. Neither is likely.

Out of Money in 10 Years

Bloomberg reports Chicago’s Pension-Fund Troubles Just Became $11.5 Billion Bigger.

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