As our State Worker column in today's fiber/cyber Bee notes, the pace of California state employee retirements is rising again due to a variety of factors. Some 5,086 state employees have put in their papers to retire this year, up from 4,809 last year.
We've embedded the latest spreadsheets and charts below, which include CalPERS data for state, local and school district pension applications and state-only applications. Click here to see the 2011 employee age demographic data from the Department of Human Resources that we referenced in our story.
Hat tip to Pat McConahay and the folks at CalHR for telling us that 41 percent of the state workforce is age 50 or older. That information is part of a new state employee demographic analysis that is under way.
And hat tip redux to CalPERS' Amy Norris for her ever-speedy turnaround of the monthly retirement data.