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.
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)
Data Series: Select a spending series you want to chart from a dropdown on the left. If you select on the bottom dropdown you will add a data series (up to a maximum of five). The right-hand dropdown allows you to replace a data series with a more narrowly focused series. Click the X link to remove a data series from the chart.
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: 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.
Dont worry. You can add functions or change things later.
On October 14, 2016, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY 2016 ending September 30 was $587 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 2017 federal budget published in February 2016:
FY 2016 Outcomes
usfederalbudget.us now shows the new numbers for total FY 2016 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 usgovernmentspending.com to post federal receipt actuals for FY 2016.
The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2016 and Other Periods". This table of outlays by function makes it possible for usgovernmentspending.com to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY 2016 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 2016 numbers will not appear on usgovernmentspending.com until the FY 2018 federal budget is published in February 2017 with the actual outlays for FY 2016 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.