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Government Spending Chart Wizard

Follow the simple steps below to make your own chart of government spending. You can select up to five spending functions to compare on a single chart.

If you want to chart taxes, go here.

Step One: Select the state and the years you want to chart.

US or individual state:

US or State: By default, the chart shows overall United States government spending. But you can select spending for individual states by selecting the state dropdown control in the table heading.

Data units:

Start Year: End Year:

Note: First year of available data for individual states is 1992.

If you want to chart data for a single year, go to the Numbers page.
If you want a pie chart, go to the Pie Chart page.

Step Two: Select the data you want to chart.

(Up to five allowed)

  (Click on dropdown to select the spending function you want)





Step Three: Select the chart characteristics.

Bar chart or line chart:

Line/Bar: By default, the data series are displayed as line charts. But you can also select a bar chart.

Stacked chart (or not):

Data Stack: By default, the data series are “stacked” when displayed on the chart. But you can change the setting to “un stack” the data series.

Chart size:

Chart Size: By default, the chart is displayed at medium size. But you can use the dropdown control to change the size.
small = 300x200, thin = 350x230, medium = 390x250, large = 550x300

Color or black-and-white:

Color: By default charts are displayed with color data lines and fill. You can change this to grayscale if you want.

Step Four: Display your chart.

Click button:

Don’t worry. You can add functions or change things later.

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Next Data Update

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Data Sources for 2000_2020:

Sources for 2000:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances

Sources for 2020:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

Federal Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY15

On October 15, 2015, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY 2015 ending September 30 was $439 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 2016 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY 2015 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY 2015 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes ""Table 4: Receipts of the United States Government, September 2015 and Other Periods." This table of receipts by source is used for to post federal receipt actuals for FY 2015.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2015 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY 2015 by factoring budgeted amounts by the difference between budgeted and actual "function" amounts where actual outlays by subfunction cannot be gleaned from the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Final detailed FY 2015 numbers will not appear until the FY 2017 federal budget is published in February 2016 with the actual outlays for FY 2015 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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