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Total 1922 Government Spending

There are three levels of governments in the US: federal, state, and local. The following table shows Total spending. Total spending includes federal, state, and local spending.

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Total 1922 Spending by Function

Function -yr 1922 +yr  
  Total Spending$9,297.0 million nom 
  Pensions$36.0 million nom 
  Health Care$352.0 million nom 
  Education$1,713.0 million nom 
  Defense$1,303.0 million nom 
  Welfare$174.0 million nom 
Spending: actual

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Data Sources:
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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Government Spending in the US

Government Spending includes federal, state, and local spending. Intergovernmental transfers represent federal grants and transfers spent by states or local governments on programs at the state or local level.

 1921 1922 1923 
 Federal Spending5,511.23,763.03,715.8 
 State Spending940.01,085.01,150.0 
 Local Spending4,157.04,567.04,880.0 
 Intergovernmental Transfers-79.3-118.0-118.5 
 Total Spending10,528.99,297.09,627.4 
Spending: interpolated actual

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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

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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 Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY15

On October 15, 2015, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY 2015 ending September 30 was $439 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 2016 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY 2015 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY 2015 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes ""Table 4: Receipts of the United States Government, September 2015 and Other Periods." This table of receipts by source is used for to post federal receipt actuals for FY 2015.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2015 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY 2015 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 FY 2015 numbers will not appear until the FY 2017 federal budget is published in February 2016 with the actual outlays for FY 2015 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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