Funded levels of the country's largest corporate pension plans finished out 2015 largely unchanged from 2014 levels, according to an analysis by Towers Watson.

The data indicated that an increase in interest rates was largely offset by a weak global stock market, depressing potential rises in funded status.

The analysis looked at pension plan data for the 413 Fortune 1000 companies that sponsor U.S. tax-qualified defined benefit pension plans and have a December fiscal-year-end date. Aggregate pension funded status indicated by the analysis was 82 percent at the end of both 2014 and 2015.

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