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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||$0.6 trillion|
|Government Health Care||+ $0.7 trillion|
|Government Education||+ $0.7 trillion|
|National Defense||+ $0.5 trillion|
|Government Welfare||+ $0.3 trillion|
|All Other Spending||+ $1.1 trillion|
|Total Government Spending||$3.9 trillion|
|Federal Deficit||+ $0.4 trillion|
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Total spending: interpolated between actual reported values,
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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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> Federal Budget FY18
in $ billion
|State and Intl Aid||-10.9|