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US Total Government Spending Breakdown
in $ trillion

Most government outlays are spent in just a few functional areas: pensions, health care, education, defense, and welfare.



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Total Government Spending
in the United States
Federal, State, and Local
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2016   +1yr +5yr


 Government Pensions   $1.3 trillion   
 Government Health Care   + $1.4 trillion   
 Government Education   + $1.0 trillion   
 National Defense   + $0.8 trillion   
 Government Welfare   + $0.5 trillion   
 All Other Spending   + $1.6 trillion   
 Total Government Spending   $6.7 trillion   
 Federal Deficit   + $0.6 trillion   
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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 2016:

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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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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