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Comparison of Federal Spending by State
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2010 
Amounts in $ billion

Federal Total Spending
by State in $ billion

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 All states combined$3,276.4$0.0$0.0$1,733.4$683.4$516.7$342.9
 New York$202.3$0.0$0.0$111.3$63.1$13.9$13.9
 North Carolina$90.7$0.0$0.0$49.2$20.1$6.1$15.3
 New Jersey$81.0$0.0$0.0$49.7$15.5$10.2$5.6
 South Carolina$46.6$0.0$0.0$25.6$8.2$8.2$4.6
 New Mexico$28.0$0.0$0.0$11.0$6.7$7.5$2.8
 West Virginia$21.5$0.0$0.0$12.8$5.0$1.8$1.9
 Rhode Island$11.8$0.0$0.0$6.6$3.2$1.0$1.0
 New Hampshire$11.3$0.0$0.0$6.7$2.3$1.4$0.9
 South Dakota$9.5$0.0$0.0$5.3$2.3$0.9$1.0
 North Dakota$8.7$0.0$0.0$4.7$2.2$0.7$1.1
 District of Columbia$0.0$0.0$0.0$0.0$0.0$0.0$0.0
Notes: actual

Data Source: US Census Bureau Statistical Abstract

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Data Sources for 2010:

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

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Federal Budget for FY17 Released

On February 9, 2016, we updated with the numbers from the historical tables in the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2017. Actual revenue for FY 2015 and estimated revenue through FY 2021 come from Historical Tables 2.1, 2.4, and 2.5. Actual spending for FY 2015 and estimated spending at the subfunction level through FY 2021 comes from Table 3.2. Budget Authority estimates come from Table 5.1, federal debt estimates come from Table 7.1 and GDP estimates come from Table 10.1. Intergovernmental transfers come from Table 12.3.

Here is how headline budget estimates for the upcoming FY 2017 fiscal year have changed since the release of the FY 2016 budget a year ago in 2015.

FY 2017 Federal Budget Changes Since 2015
$ billionEstimate in
FY16 Budget
Estimate in
FY17 Budget
Federal Outlays$4,217.8$4,147.2-$70.6
Federal Receipts$3,755.0$3,643.7-$111.3
Federal Deficit$462.8$503.5+$40.7

You can see line item changes from budget to budget here. You can compare budget estimates with actuals here.

Account level spending estimates through FY 2021 come from the Outlays table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on on February 9, 2016.

Account level budget authority estimates through FY 2021 come from the Budget Authority table in the Public Budget Database and were updated on on February 9, 2016.

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