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Would you like to download government spending data from, spending data that covers all levels of government, United States federal, state, and local government spending? No problem. We have five ways you can download spending data. And more to come.

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Slow Lane

Here is how to get your government spending data. You can use controls on the table below to change the data, including:

  • The fiscal year
  • The view
  • The level of spending detail
  • The units, including billions, millions, percent of GDP, percent of spending
  • An individual state

To get what you want, just follow the easy steps outlined below.

Step 1: Select the data set you want

In the table below, click the controls to get the data you want.

  1. Click the “-1yr” and “+1yr” text-links or the “2016” drop-down to change the year from 2016 to the year you want.
  2. Click the “Change View” controls to change the data labels to the view you want.
  3. Click the expander [+] controls to add more detail.
  4. Click the “$ billion” drop-down to change the units.
  5. Click the “United States” drop-down to change to an individual state.

Go ahead and use the controls on the table below to get the particular spending information you want to download.

Units: By default, values are displayed in billions of nominal dollars. By using a dropdown control in the table heading you can select millions of dollars, percent of GDP, percent of federal total, percent of overall total, dollars per capita of population, and thousand dollars per capita of population.
Fiscal Year: The default year displayed is the current US government fiscal year. But you can select any year you want using the dropdown control in the table heading. At the top and bottom of the dropdown only years ending in “0” are shown. Select a year to get close, then select the year you want. You can increase or decrease the year using the “yr” text links in the table heading.
US Budget Year: By default, the table displays budgeted and estimated numbers from the most recent US Federal Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at numbers from other US Federal Budgets using this dropdown control.
GDP: $18,818.6 bln
$0.0 bln
State and Local Spending: By default, state and local spending are displayed separately. But you can select state'n local and display state and local spending combined.
US or State: By default, the table shows values for governments in the United States overall. But for years after 1991 you can select individual states by selecting the state dropdown control in the table heading or the text link right above it.
Pie Chart: Select a pie chart you wish to display. You can create a pie chart for federal, state and local, and overall spending/revenue.

United States Federal
State and Local Government Spending
Pop: 325.0 million
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2016 in $ billion   +1yr +4yr
View: people old default radical census
programs altprog oldprog COFOG
Total chart
[+]  Pensions 1,011.6 0.0 220.2 47.5 1,279.2
[+]  Health Care 1,107.4 -375.2 518.8 142.3 1,393.4
[+]  Education 119.2 -57.1 284.2 604.5 950.8
Charts: Click on a to display a bar of data in a row or column of this table.
Click on to display a time-series chart of data in a row.
[+] Drill-down: Click on the [+] to drill down to more detailed numbers. For federal spending line items (but not revenue) you can drill down three levels to view about 4,000 items of spending at the “agency code” level.
Defense 851.8 0.0 1.0 0.0 852.8
[+]  Welfare 393.2 -137.9 166.2 90.6 512.1
[+]  Protection 37.9 -8.5 71.6 167.8 268.8
[+]  Transportation 98.7 -68.3 115.7 139.5 285.6
[+]  General Government 49.9 -3.9 50.0 71.6 167.6
[+]  Other Spending 46.7 -14.4 78.9 343.0 454.2
[+]  Interest 283.0 0.0 48.0 62.7 393.7
[+]  Balance 0.0 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
[+]  Total Spending:  Start chart 3,999.5 -665.1 1,554.6 1,669.4 6,558.3
[+]  Federal Deficit 474.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 474.3
[+]  Gross Public Debt 19,333.8 0.0 1,180.5 1,890.1 22,404.4
[+]  Other Borrowing 231.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 231.9
[+]  Agency/GSE Debt 8,235.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 8,235.2
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Pie Chart: Select a pie chart you wish to display. You can create a pie chart for federal, state and local, and overall spending/revenue.

b - estimated by US budget
g - 'guesstimated' projection by
e - estimated by
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
Switch to revenue

OK. Now you are ready to download your data.

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Step 2: Download Your Data

Download Data as CSV File

 Click button to download CSV file of data in table

Copy/Paste Data

You can copy data and then paste it into a document on your computer:

  • A simple text table with the top-line numbers for total spending across all governments.
  • A tab-delimited table that you can cut and paste into your spreadsheet program.
  • A simple table using html <table> tags without styling.
  • A fully styled html <table> with all the styles included.

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Top-line numbers

If you want just the top-line total numbers for overall government spending, federal, state, and local, then here they are:

Use your cursor to copy and paste the following lines into your own content:

United States Federal
State and Local Government Spending
Fiscal Year 2016

Pensions: $1,279.2 billion
Health Care: $1,393.4 billion
Education: $950.8 billion
Defense: $852.8 billion
Welfare: $512.1 billion
Protection: $268.8 billion
Transportation: $285.6 billion
General Government: $167.6 billion
Other Spending: $454.2 billion
Interest: $393.7 billion
Balance: $0.0 billion
Total Spending: $6,558.3 billion
Federal Deficit: $474.3 billion
Gross Public Debt: $22,404.4 billion
Other Borrowing: $231.9 billion
Agency/GSE Debt: $8,235.2 billion


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Here is a bar chart of the top-line numbers. Right click the cursor to copy or save the image:

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Tab-delimited Table

Here is the spending table with columns tab-delimited. You can cut and paste directly into a spreadsheet:

You can copy all the text in the textbox by clicking your cursor in the box. Then press Ctrl-A and Ctrl-C and paste the text into your spreadsheet.

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Simple html <table>

Maybe you want to get the data formatted in html for insertion into your content as a table. Here is the data in html with a simple table setup. There are no fancy tags or styles. Just a straight table with <table>, <tr>, and <td> tags.

You can copy all the text in the textbox by clicking your cursor in the box. Then press Ctrl-A and Ctrl-C and paste the html into your content.

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Fully styled table

Here in the textbox is the full table with styles but without controls. The styles are built around an id called “usgs342”. It shouldn’t interfere with your styles.

You can copy all the text in the textbox by clicking your cursor in the box. Then press Ctrl-A and Ctrl-C and paste into your content.

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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 FY15 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 16 federal budget published in February 2015:

Federal Finances
FY15 Outcomes
Receipts $3,176$3,249
Deficit$583$439 now shows the new numbers for total FY15 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 FY2015.

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 FY2015 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 FY2015 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015 with the actual outlays for FY15 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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