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Budget of the United States Government

Every year in February the President of the United States sends to Congress a budget request for the fiscal year that begins in ten months on October 1. This Budget of the United States Government starts the annual “budget process” that ends when Congress passes and the president signs the annual appropriations bills or continuing resolutions to fund the federal government for another fiscal year.

On this page you can see headline numbers for budgeted spending (or “outlays”), deficits, and also for major spending functions. Click here for details of outlays by function for the next five years. Click here for budget authority by function for the next five years. Click here for Social Security. Click here for Medicare.

Source: Budget of the United States Government.

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FY11 Federal Budget   also: Revenue Budget  

 

Recent and budgeted headline federal budget numbers in the FY11 Budget including overall spending, deficit, and debt.

$ trillion nom
200920102011
  Spending3.53.73.8 
  Federal Deficit1.41.61.3 
  Other Borrowing0.5-1.40.8 
  Gross Federal Debt11.912.014.1 
source: actual budgeted estimated

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FY11 Federal Budget: Spending by Function

Recent and budgeted federal spending in the FY11 Budget
for major federal spending functions.

$ trillion nom
200920102011
  Pensions0.70.80.8 
  Health Care0.80.80.9 
  Education0.10.20.1 
  Defense0.80.90.9 
  Welfare0.40.60.5 
source: actual budgeted

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Notes

Data Sources: Federal Spending from Budget of the United States Government.

For a discussion of the sources of the government spending data used here read How We Got the Data for usgovernmentspending.com.

Budget Updates: The president’s budget is typically published each year in February.

Federal Budget in History

in dollars

in percent GDP

1863 - Gross federal debt exceeded $1 billion for first time.

1865 - Federal spending exceeded $1 billion for first time.

1914 - Federal spending exceeded $1 billion for second time.

1918 - Gross federal debt exceeded $10 billion for first time.

1921 - Bureau of the Budget established by Budget and Accounting Act.

1943 - Gross federal debt exceeded $100 billion for first time.

1970 - Office of Management and Budget created.

1982 - Gross federal debt exceeded $1 trillion for first time.

1987 - Federal spending exceeded $1 trillion for first time.

2009 - Gross federal debt exceeded $10 trillion for first time.

1792 - Federal debt at 35 percent GDP.

1795 - Federal spending at two percent GDP.

1854 - Federal debt at one percent GDP.

1865 - Federal spending at 13 percent GDP at height of Civil War.

1867 - Federal debt at 32 percent GDP after Civil War.

1907 - Federal spending at 2.2 percent GDP.

1913 - Federal debt at 7.5 percent GDP.

1919 - Federal spending at 24 percent GDP at height of World War I.

1919 - Federal debt at 35 percent GDP after World War I.

1929 - Federal spending at 3.7 percent GDP.

1929 - Federal debt at 16 percent GDP.

1945 - Federal spending at 48 percent GDP at height of World War II.

1946 - Federal debt at 122 percent GDP after World War II.

1951 - Federal spending at 14.4 percent GDP.

1981 - Federal debt at 32 percent GDP.

1982 - Federal spending at 23 percent GDP.

1995 - Federal debt at 66 percent GDP.

2000 - Federal spending at 18 percent GDP.

2009 - Federal spending at 24 percent GDP.

2011 - Federal debt at 97 percent GDP.

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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.
  Federal data since 1962 comes from the president’s budget.
  All other spending data comes from the US Census Bureau.

Gross Domestic Product data comes from US Bureau of Economic Analysis and measuringworth.com.

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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Data Sources for 2008_2011:

Sources for 2008:

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

Sources for 2011:

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

> data sources for other years
> data update schedule.

Gross State Product Update for 2013

The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its Gross State Product (GSP) data for 2013 on June 11, 2014.

Usgovernmentspending.com has updated its individual state GSPs for 2013 and projected nominal and real GSP through 2019 for each state using the projected national GDP numbers from Table 10.1 in the Historical Tables for the Federal FY2014 Budget and the historical GDP data series from the BEA as a baseline.

As before we have projected individual state GSPs out to 2019 by applying a factor to reflect each state's deviation from the national growth rate. (E.g. In 2013 the national real GDP expanded by 1.9 percent. But North Dakota grew by 9.7 percent, a deviation of nearly 7 percent. The deviation is reduced by 40 percent for each year after 2013, making the assumption that each state will slowly revert to the national norm.)

Usgovernmentspending.com displays individual state data going back to 1957, but BEA has nominal GSP data going back to only 1963, and real GSP data going back to 1987.  Also the 1987-1997 real GSP data is in 1997 dollars, not 2009 dollars like the 1997-present data, and the pre-1997 data is based on a different model than post 1997 data.  For the pre-1997 data we have factored it to remove any "bumps" over the 1997 transition.

Because usgovernmentspending.com needs GSP data to provide e.g., spending as a percent of GDP, we have extended the two BEA GSP data series back to 1957.  We have assumed that the rate of change of GSP prior to 1963 is the same as the national GDP and we have assumed that the rate of change of real GSP prior to 1987 is the same as the nation real GDP growth rate.

Click here to view a complete list of US states and their 2013 GSP growth rates.

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