The number of California state workers retiring for the first six months of 2012 is down from this time last year, according to CalPERS data.
Through the middle of June this year 5,612 CalPERS members had retired, compared to 5,903 during the same period last year.
In the last three months, the retirement rate has remained fairly consistent with the same period last year. The number of California state workers drawing pension checks in June was down just .86 percent from last year. In April the number was down 2.79 percent. In May it was up 5.47 percent.
This marks a large change from March, when 61.48 percent more people drew pension checks than did so in March 2011.
In January, 28.21 percent fewer people retired compared to the previous year. This marked a significant change to the total number of retirees for the year because this January only 1,970 state workers retired, opposed to 2,744 in 2011 and 2,647 in 2010. Most state workers choose to retire at the end of the year, which counts in the January retirement figures.
In February, however, 45.7 percent more retired than the previous year.
Click the tabs at the bottom of the above spreadsheet to see more charts and data about CalPERS retirement figures.
Hannah Madans contributed to this report.