State of the States
June 2019

State of the States June 2019

Conning maintains its stable outlook on overall U.S. state credit quality in the latest report of our ongoing analysis and ranking of all 50 states. The report also examines how conditions have evolved in the 10 years since the financial crisis and, among other findings, looks at how well individual states might weather another economic downturn should one strike in the near future.

The nation’s economic recovery is not shared equally among the states. While the Northeast region struggles, conditions are far better in the Mountain, West and Southeast regions. Among our findings we note:
  • State recession preparedness overall has improved since 2009, but some states are at high risk
  • Pension funding levels are poor despite a 10-year equity bull market
  • Oil-producing states are still recovering from the oil-price lows of 2014-2016

Please fill out the form to download the State of the States November 2018 report and learn more about our views of state credit quality and the issues municipalities face in credit markets.

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Please fill out the form to download the State of the States June 2019 report and learn more about our views of state credit quality and the issues municipalities face in credit markets.