Total government spending in the United States combines spending by federal, state, and local governments.
|Federal Gross Spending||22% GDP|
|State Direct Spending||9% GDP|
|Local Direct Spending||10% GDP|
|Total Spending||38% GDP|
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Federal spending is gross spending, total outlays including monies transferred to states and local governments. Actual federal outlays spent directly on programs is (Federal Gross Spending less Intergovernmental). Numbers for state and local spending are direct spending, monies spent directly on programs.
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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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Guesstimated by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years