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Compare States Welfare Spending

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

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Welfare
as percent GDP

Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
 Protection
 Transportation
 Debt
 GSP Growth

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Welfare

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama0.66%0.30%0.96%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 Alaska1.87%0.38%2.25%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Arizona0.71%0.16%0.86%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Arkansas1.62%0.09%1.71%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 California1.02%0.93%1.94%$0.13.4%39.0 more
 Colorado0.66%0.37%1.03%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Connecticut1.13%0.28%1.40%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Delaware1.56%0.28%1.83%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.08%1.40%1.48%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 Florida0.28%0.21%0.48%$0.13.5%20.0 more
 Georgia0.60%0.12%0.72%$0.13.3%10.1 more
 Hawaii1.18%0.17%1.35%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Idaho1.03%0.00%1.03%$0.14.2%1.6 more
 Illinois0.73%0.13%0.86%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Indiana1.02%0.02%1.03%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Iowa0.73%0.06%0.79%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Kansas0.72%0.03%0.74%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Kentucky1.43%0.04%1.47%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana0.70%0.20%0.90%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Maine2.11%0.32%2.42%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Maryland1.31%0.38%1.69%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Massachusetts1.69%0.39%2.08%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Michigan1.06%0.09%1.15%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Minnesota0.78%0.45%1.23%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Mississippi0.95%0.14%1.09%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Missouri0.66%0.08%0.75%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Montana1.27%0.15%1.42%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska1.02%0.30%1.32%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Nevada0.91%0.21%1.12%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.04%0.34%1.38%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey1.38%0.20%1.58%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 New Mexico0.81%0.01%0.81%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 New York0.82%0.96%1.78%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 North Carolina0.62%0.42%1.04%$0.13.5%10.1 more
 North Dakota1.58%0.93%2.51%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Ohio1.27%1.06%2.33%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Oklahoma1.05%0.22%1.27%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Oregon1.09%0.27%1.37%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania1.08%0.60%1.68%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island1.88%0.29%2.16%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina0.55%-0.02%0.53%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 South Dakota0.86%0.09%0.95%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee0.96%0.31%1.27%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Texas0.53%0.08%0.61%$0.14.0%27.2 more
 All states combined0.84%0.44%1.28%$0.13.3%322.4 more
 Utah1.19%0.58%1.77%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Vermont2.07%0.39%2.46%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Virginia0.56%0.57%1.13%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Washington1.38%0.34%1.72%$0.13.6%7.1 more
 West Virginia1.16%0.17%1.33%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Wisconsin0.87%0.50%1.38%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming1.09%0.21%1.29%$0.15.6%0.6 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1 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:
See 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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Data Sources for 2015:

GDP, GO: See 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

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Federal Deficit Announced for FY14

On October 13, 2014, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement for September that the federal deficit for FY14 ending September 30 was $483 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 15 federal budget published in February 2014:

Federal Finances
FY14 Outcomes
Budget
billions
Outcome
billions
Receipts $3,002$3,021
Outlays$3,651$3,504
Deficit$649$483

usfederalbudget.us now shows the new numbers for total FY14 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2014 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for usgovernmentspending.com to estimate outlays by "subfunction" for FY2014 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.

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