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Compare States Growth And Debt

Compare state and local spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
 Protection
 Transportation
 Debt
 GSP Growth

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending and Debt
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP
StateState &
Local
Spending
State &
Local
Debt
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Wyoming19.41%4.06%$0.15.6%0.6 more
 North Dakota16.59%8.79%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Arkansas21.54%9.33%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 Idaho17.41%10.51%$0.14.2%1.6 more
 Georgia17.20%10.84%$0.13.3%10.1 more
 District of Columbia13.59%10.86%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 North Carolina18.27%10.88%$0.13.5%10.1 more
 Oklahoma16.91%10.89%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Nebraska17.74%11.24%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Iowa19.29%11.98%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 South Dakota13.89%13.34%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Maryland19.40%13.41%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Tennessee19.55%13.97%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Mississippi25.74%14.00%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Delaware17.93%14.09%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 Ohio19.22%14.27%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Montana20.06%14.28%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Indiana16.58%14.56%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Virginia15.79%14.58%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Maine20.22%14.91%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 West Virginia22.26%15.03%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Alabama20.67%15.40%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 New Mexico19.63%15.79%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 Connecticut16.60%15.94%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Michigan21.14%16.00%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Missouri18.38%16.07%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Vermont23.37%16.12%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Louisiana16.21%16.22%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Minnesota17.44%16.35%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Oregon17.38%16.48%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Arizona17.52%16.79%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Wisconsin17.60%16.94%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 New Hampshire15.48%16.97%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Utah19.64%17.22%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Colorado16.93%17.35%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 All states combined18.09%17.48%$0.13.3%322.4 more
 Hawaii19.47%17.62%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Washington18.05%17.66%$0.13.6%7.1 more
 California18.08%18.03%$0.13.4%39.0 more
 Texas15.20%18.05%$0.14.0%27.2 more
 Alaska25.56%18.20%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Pennsylvania18.86%18.79%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Nevada17.96%18.93%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 Florida18.82%19.41%$0.13.5%20.0 more
 New Jersey18.89%19.62%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 Kansas18.28%19.89%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Rhode Island20.98%20.37%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 Massachusetts19.13%21.42%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Illinois16.93%21.45%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 South Carolina19.62%21.68%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 Kentucky20.30%22.90%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 New York22.05%26.53%$0.12.9%19.8 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1 actual

1. "Guesstimated" by projecting the latest change in reported number forward to future years. GSP deviation from national GDP growth cut by 40% per year.

Data Sources:
See State GDP Information
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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Data Sources for 2015:

GDP, GO: See 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 Deficit Announced for FY14

On October 13, 2014, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement for September that the federal deficit for FY14 ending September 30 was $483 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 15 federal budget published in February 2014:

Federal Finances
FY14 Outcomes
Budget
billions
Outcome
billions
Receipts $3,002$3,021
Outlays$3,651$3,504
Deficit$649$483

usfederalbudget.us now shows the new numbers for total FY14 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2014 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for usgovernmentspending.com to estimate outlays by "subfunction" for FY2014 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 FY2014 numbers will not appear until the FY2016 federal budget is published in February 2015

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