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North Carolina ranks ninth in total retired beneficiaries in 2018

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By LocalLabs News Service | Nov 13, 2019

There were 1,476,848 OASDI retired beneficiaries in North Carolina in 2018, ranking it ninth in the United States, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) is a program of the Social Security Administration funded primarily through payroll taxes. It was signed into law in 1935 by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The OASDI program aims to supplement a worker’s lost wages due to retirement, disability or death of a spouse.

The following table shows states ranked by number of retired workers.

State Ranking by Number of Retired Workers in 2018

Rank
State
Number of Retired Workers
1
California
4,310,091
2
Florida
3,389,540
3
Texas
2,832,567
4
New York
2,548,783
5
Pennsylvania
1,966,422
6
Illinois
1,590,343
7
Ohio
1,581,420
8
Michigan
1,498,279
9
North Carolina
1,476,848
10
Georgia
1,242,203
11
New Jersey
1,181,229
12
Virginia
1,078,144
13
Arizona
992,575
14
Washington
970,010
15
Tennessee
964,035
16
Indiana
921,226
17
Wisconsin
896,146
18
Massachusetts
878,840
19
Missouri
873,524
20
South Carolina
796,032
21
Minnesota
761,515
22
Maryland
720,910
23
Alabama
709,443
24
Oregon
640,652
25
Colorado
639,282
26
Kentucky
599,606
27
Louisiana
540,818
28
Oklahoma
522,769
29
Connecticut
501,724
30
Iowa
470,664
31
Arkansas
439,558
32
Mississippi
416,530
33
Nevada
396,557
34
Kansas
391,286
35
New Mexico
297,313
36
West Virginia
285,909
37
Utah
284,754
38
Nebraska
250,014
39
Idaho
247,610
40
Maine
234,929
41
New Hampshire
213,708
42
Hawaii
211,813
43
Montana
171,787
44
Rhode Island
156,598
45
Delaware
156,161
46
South Dakota
133,040
47
Vermont
106,070
48
North Dakota
96,657
49
Wyoming
82,101
50
Alaska
72,029
51
District of Columbia
57,338

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