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US Government Spending Totals in percent GDP

Total government spending in the United States combines spending by federal, state, and local governments.

Total government spending includes:
Federal Gross Spending
 less Intergovernmental transfers from federal to state and local
 plus State government Direct Spending
 plus Local government Direct Spending.


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Total Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2008   +1yr +5yr


 Federal Gross Spending    20% GDP   
 Intergovernmental    -3% GDP   
 State Direct Spending    9% GDP   
 Local Direct Spending    11% GDP   
 Total Spending    36% GDP   
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Spending Key:
Federal spending: actual, as reported by the Office of Management and Budget.
State spending: actual, as reported by the US Bureau of the Census.
Local spending: actual, as reported by the US Bureau of the Census.

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Spending Data Sources

Spending data is from official government sources.

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:

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Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances

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Agency Debt Update for 2015

usgovernmentspending.com has updated its data for agency debt from the Federal Reserve Board database. Data is now available for the period 1945-2015. You can see our Agency Debt page here, and a comparison with the official "on-the-books" debt here.

For the period 2016 to 2021 usgovernmentspending.com has "guesstimated" the agency debt, assuming that it increases at the same rate as it did in 2014 to 2015.

See "Federal 'Agency Debt' Added" for explanation of  data derivation. Data is downloaded from the FRB data download page.

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