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    USGovernmentDebt.us gives you a penetrating look at government debt and deficits in the United States. Of course, the big story is federal debt; but you can also look at state and local government debt.

    You can look at current debt and recent debt for the federal government and the states. You can look at our debt chart gallery, and create your own debt chart.

    You can look at the history of federal, state and local government debt over the last century, and you can look at federal debt going back to 1792.

    You can download debt data by cutting and pasting tab-delimited data or by downloading a CSV file.

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The Feds Borrow More Than The "Deficit"

People naturally assume that the annual Deficit is the total that the Federal government borrows each year. Actually this is not so. The Deficit is simply the difference between Federal Outlays and Federal Receipts. Usually, the Feds borrow a lot more than the official Deficit.

Like below, in $ billion:

YearGross
Debt
Debt
Increase
Federal
Deficit
Other
Borrow
2000562924-236259
20057905551318232
20101352916531294359
20111476412351300-64
20121605112871087200
201316719669680-11
2014177951075485590
201518120326438-113
2016195371417587830

We have provided the difference between the Debt increase and the Deficit for each year under "Other Borrowings" on the Spending Details page. To Recap:

Other Borrowings = (Increase in Federal Debt) - (Official Deficit)

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