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State Growth And Debt Rank

Compare state and local spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2014  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
State &
 North Dakota14.36%7.68%$0.16.3%0.7 more
 Texas12.96%17.32%$0.15.2%27.0 more
 Wyoming19.17%5.08%$0.15.1%0.6 more
 West Virginia21.88%14.48%$0.15.1%1.9 more
 Colorado16.10%17.31%$0.14.7%5.4 more
 Oregon18.27%15.76%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Utah17.68%13.52%$0.13.1%2.9 more
 Washington17.35%18.40%$0.13.0%7.1 more
 California19.24%18.03%$0.12.8%38.8 more
 Oklahoma17.33%9.76%$0.12.8%3.9 more
 Florida18.58%17.31%$0.12.7%19.9 more
 Idaho17.81%9.42%$0.12.7%1.6 more
 New York21.54%25.37%$0.12.5%19.7 more
 Georgia16.46%11.58%$0.12.3%10.1 more
 Massachusetts17.08%20.14%$0.12.3%6.7 more
 New Hampshire15.75%16.60%$0.12.3%1.3 more
 South Carolina21.12%21.08%$0.12.2%4.8 more
 Ohio19.55%13.75%$0.12.1%11.6 more
 Louisiana19.11%16.25%$0.11.9%4.6 more
 Michigan19.48%16.87%$0.11.9%9.9 more
 Kansas17.38%18.19%$0.11.8%2.9 more
 Pennsylvania19.27%20.06%$0.11.8%12.8 more
 Montana20.20%11.74%$0.11.8%1.0 more
 Tennessee18.14%12.27%$0.11.7%6.5 more
 District of Columbia11.95%10.29%$0.11.6%0.7 more
 All states combined17.97%17.20%$0.11.6%319.6 more
 North Carolina17.03%11.05%$0.11.4%9.9 more
 Arizona17.75%16.75%$0.11.4%6.7 more
 Minnesota17.66%15.63%$0.11.4%5.5 more
 Illinois17.76%19.42%$0.11.2%12.9 more
 Rhode Island20.32%22.45%$0.11.2%1.1 more
 Delaware16.97%13.14%$0.11.2%0.9 more
 New Mexico22.57%16.98%$0.11.0%2.1 more
 Wisconsin18.76%15.07%$0.11.0%5.8 more
 Nevada16.89%20.47%$0.11.0%2.8 more
 Kentucky20.73%22.38%$0.11.0%4.4 more
 Missouri17.40%15.32%$0.10.9%6.1 more
 Maryland17.14%13.45%$0.10.8%6.0 more
 Hawaii18.74%17.99%$0.10.8%1.4 more
 Arkansas19.69%12.48%$0.10.8%3.0 more
 Nebraska17.92%13.28%$0.10.7%1.9 more
 Alabama21.30%15.33%$0.10.7%4.8 more
 South Dakota14.91%12.03%$0.10.6%0.9 more
 Connecticut16.64%17.09%$0.10.6%3.6 more
 Vermont23.83%15.34%$0.10.6%0.6 more
 Indiana16.61%15.49%$0.10.4%6.6 more
 Iowa18.50%11.49%$0.10.4%3.1 more
 New Jersey18.58%18.64%$0.10.4%8.9 more
 Maine22.36%14.78%$0.10.2%1.3 more
 Virginia15.62%14.25%$0.10.0%8.3 more
 Mississippi26.40%13.81%$0.1-1.2%3.0 more
 Alaska25.84%17.56%$0.1-1.3%0.7 more
Notes: guesstimated1 estimated actual

1. "Guesstimated" by projecting the latest change in reported number forward to future years. GSP deviation from national GDP growth cut by 40% per year.

Data Sources:
State GDP Information
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

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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

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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 FY15 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 16 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY15 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY15 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 FY2015.

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 FY2015 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 FY2015 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015 with the actual outlays for FY15 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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