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Comparison:
State Spending – Debt – GDP – Population

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

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Total Spending
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

Total Spending

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 District of Columbia1.21%12.38%13.59%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 South Dakota7.21%6.68%13.89%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Texas6.23%8.97%15.20%$0.14.0%27.2 more
 New Hampshire8.36%7.12%15.48%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Virginia7.87%7.92%15.79%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Louisiana8.55%7.66%16.21%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Indiana8.37%8.21%16.58%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 North Dakota9.96%6.63%16.59%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Connecticut9.49%7.11%16.60%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Oklahoma10.03%6.88%16.91%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Colorado7.39%9.54%16.93%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Illinois7.24%9.69%16.93%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Georgia7.48%9.72%17.20%$0.13.3%10.1 more
 Oregon9.24%8.14%17.38%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Idaho8.86%8.55%17.41%$0.14.2%1.6 more
 Minnesota8.87%8.57%17.44%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Arizona7.73%9.79%17.52%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Wisconsin7.99%9.61%17.60%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Nebraska6.84%10.90%17.74%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Delaware12.08%5.85%17.93%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 Nevada7.27%10.70%17.96%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 Washington8.59%9.46%18.05%$0.13.6%7.1 more
 California7.28%10.80%18.08%$0.13.4%39.0 more
 All states combined8.44%9.66%18.09%$0.13.3%322.4 more
 North Carolina8.58%9.69%18.27%$0.13.5%10.1 more
 Kansas8.60%9.68%18.28%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Missouri9.31%9.06%18.38%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Florida7.03%11.78%18.82%$0.13.5%20.0 more
 Pennsylvania9.88%8.98%18.86%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 New Jersey10.20%8.69%18.89%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 Massachusetts11.48%7.66%19.13%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Ohio10.04%9.19%19.22%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Iowa9.75%9.53%19.29%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Maryland10.54%8.85%19.40%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Wyoming8.67%10.75%19.41%$0.15.6%0.6 more
 Hawaii14.93%4.54%19.47%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Tennessee8.64%10.91%19.55%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 South Carolina10.83%8.79%19.62%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 New Mexico11.22%8.41%19.63%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 Utah10.77%8.87%19.64%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Montana12.13%7.93%20.06%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Maine13.43%6.79%20.22%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Kentucky12.55%7.75%20.30%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Alabama10.50%10.18%20.67%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 Rhode Island13.20%7.78%20.98%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 Michigan9.39%11.75%21.14%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Arkansas12.77%8.76%21.54%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 New York9.29%12.76%22.05%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 West Virginia14.00%8.26%22.26%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Vermont14.42%8.96%23.37%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Alaska16.60%8.95%25.56%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Mississippi13.78%11.96%25.74%$0.13.2%3.0 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.

Final detailed FY2014 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015

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