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What is the Total US Government Spending?

In FY 2017, total US government spending, federal, state, and local, is “guesstimated” to be $7.04 trillion, with federal $4.15 trillion; state $1.72 trillion; local $1.87 trillion.

US Government Spending Totals in $ trillion

Total government spending in the United States combines spending by federal, state, and local governments.

Total government spending includes:
Federal Gross Spending
 less Intergovernmental transfers from federal to state and local
 plus State government Direct Spending
 plus Local government Direct Spending.


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Total Government Spending
in the United States
  Fiscal Year 2017  


 Federal Gross Spending    $4.1 trillion   
 Intergovernmental    $-0.7 trillion   
 State Direct Spending    $1.7 trillion   
 Local Direct Spending    $1.9 trillion   
 Total Spending    $7.0 trillion   
  For breakdown click here | For details click here
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Spending Key:
Federal spending: budgeted, as reported by the Office of Management and Budget.
State spending: 'guesstimated', as projected by usgovernmentspending.com.
Local spending: 'guesstimated', as projected by usgovernmentspending.com.

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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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