Units: By default, values are displayed in billions of 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.
US Budget Year: By default, the table displays budgeted and estimated numbers in the current US Budget submitted to the Congress by the president. But you can look at previous budgeted numbers using this dropdown control.
|US Federal Government FY 15 Budget|
Actual Outlays in $ billion nom
|-5yr -1yr Fiscal Years 2008 - 2013 +1yr +2yr|
|Actual Outlays from US Federal FY 15 Budget|
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|[+]||Total Spending: Start chart||2,982.5||3,517.7||3,457.1||3,603.1||3,537.1||3,454.6|
|[+]||Gross Public Debt||9,986.1||11,875.9||13,528.8||14,764.2||16,050.9||16,719.4|
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Data Sources for 2008:
Data Sources for 2013:
The table shows overall actual federal expenditures for major functions for a six year window, as reported in the historical tables in the latest presidential budget.
If the most recent year, 2013, shows many values as budgeted, it is because the details of actual expenditure for the latest year have not yet been released.
You can move the the six-year window, change the units displayed, or drill down to view more detailed spending information.
Data Sources: Federal spending from Budget of the United States Government.
For a discussion of the sources of the government spending data used here read How We Got the Data for usgovernmentspending.com.
Budget Updates: The presidents budget is typically published each year in February.
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Federal spending data begins in 1792.
State and local spending data begins in 1890.
State and local spending data for individual states begins in 1957.
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Sources for 2008:
Sources for 2013:
GDP: Fed. Budget: Hist. Table 10.1
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