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US Total Government Spending Breakdown
in $ trillion

Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.



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Total Government Spending
in the United States
Federal, State, and Local
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2002   +1yr +5yr


 Government Pensions   $0.6 trillion   
 Government Health Care   + $0.6 trillion   
 Government Education   + $0.6 trillion   
 National Defense   + $0.4 trillion   
 Government Welfare   + $0.3 trillion   
 All Other Spending   + $1.1 trillion   
 Total Government Spending   $3.7 trillion   
 Federal Deficit   + $0.2 trillion   
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Spending Key:
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 Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

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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Data Sources for 2002:

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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
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On September 25, 2016 usgovernmentspending.com updated FY2016 state revenue with quarterly tax data released by the US Census Bureau on September 20, 2016.  Local tax data was updated by assuming that local taxes for 2016 changed by the same percent as state taxes of the same type.

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