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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.
|Federal Gross Spending||$3.5 trillion|
|State Direct Spending||$1.5 trillion|
|Local Direct Spending||$1.6 trillion|
|Total Spending||$6.1 trillion|
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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 is from official government sources.
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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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> Federal Budget FY16
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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