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In FY 2017, total US government spending, federal, state, and local, is “guesstimated” to be $7.04 trillion.
Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.
Total Government Spending
|Government Pensions||$429 billion|
|Government Health Care||+ $409 billion|
|Government Education||+ $413 billion|
|National Defense||+ $327 billion|
|Government Welfare||+ $223 billion|
|All Other Spending||+ $829 billion|
|Total Government Spending||$2,639 billion|
|Federal Deficit||+ $164 billion|
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Total spending: actual, as reported by the Office of Management and Budget and the US Bureau of the Census.
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Spending data is from official government sources.
Detailed table of spending data sources here.
Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1890.
State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.
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