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How Much is Government Spending Changing?

In FY 2017, total US government spending, federal, state, and local, is “guesstimated” to be $6.66 trillion, an increase of 5.7% from FY 2016.

Spending Percentage Change for 2017

Here’s how government spending changed, percentage wise.

 

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United States Total Government Spending
Percent Change from 2016 to 2017

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$ billion nom
2017
increase
over 2016
percent
over 2016
Pensions1,338.061.34.8 %
Health Care1,550.179.25.4 %
Education1,071.433.83.3 %
Defense854.838.54.7 %
Welfare475.414.33.1 %

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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 1820.

State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.

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Data Sources for 2017:

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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Federal Revenue by State for 2015

On April 7, 2017, we updated usgovernmentspending.com with the numbers from "SOI Tax Stats - Gross Collections, by Type of Tax and State, Fiscal Year - IRS Data Book Table 5" of the IRS Data Book for 2015.  The data can be viewed on the Federal Revenue by State page here.

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