Thursday, December 24, 2009

Revised Release of State and Local Data for 2007

On December 24, 2009, usgovernmentspending.com updated its database with the revised data release for 2007 on State and Local Government Spending and Revenue from the US Census Bureau. The latest data updates the original 2007 data released in September 2009.
This update includes state and local data for individual states and data and aggregate spending and revenue data for all states combined.
Here is the current status of state and local government spending and revenue data.
  • State and local data up to and including 2007 is actual data reported to and published by the Census Bureau.
  • State spending and revenue data for 2008 is actual data reported to and published by the Census Bureau.
  • State tax data for 2009 is actual data reported to and published by the Census Bureau in State Government Tax Collections.
  • Data for 2008 (except state data for 2008 and state tax data for 2009) and subsequent years is "guesstimated" by projecting the change in each spending or revenue item between 2006 and 2007 forward. Maximum change is 15 percent. Minimum change is zero percent.
Caveat on "Guesstimated" Data
The crude "guesstimation" that usgovernmentspending.com applies to data after 2007 (the last year for which the US Census Bureau provides data) is a way to get a rough look at total government spending in the present year and the near future.
But in the current recession, state and local spending is probably higher than "guesstimated" and revenue is probably significantly lower than "guesstimated."
The US Census Bureau report of State Government Tax Collections for 2009, scheduled for release in March 2010, will be the first look at the effect of the recession on state government revenues.
Upcoming Data Updates
The Census Bureau will update State and Local Government Finances (i.e. spending and revenue data) for 2005 and 2006 in January 2010.
The Census Bureau will release State Government Tax Collections for 2009 in March 2010.
The Census Bureau will release State and Local Government Finances for 2008 (i.e. spending and revenue) in Summer 2010.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Data Update Schedule

Here's a table that tells you when data was last updated, and when to expect fresh updates from usgovernmentspending.com.

LAST UPDATED: 10/20/2017

MonData TypeLast Update + LinkNext Update
FebFederal Spending/Revenue gpoaccess.gov May 2017FY18 BudgetFeb 2018 FY19 Budget
FebForecast US GDP gpoaccess.govMay 20172017 ff Feb 2018CY18ff
MarActual US GDP bea.gov Apr 2017 2016 GDPMar 2018CY17
MarFederal Revenue by State irs.govApr 2017FY15 dataMar 2018 FY16 data
AprAgency Debt federalreserve.gov Apr 2017 2016 dataApr 2018CY17
AprActual US GO bea.gov Apr 2017 2016 GOApr 2018CY17
MayState Spending/Revenue census.gov May 2017FY15 dataMay2018FY16 data
JuneActual State GDP bea.gov May 20172016 dataJune 20182017 data
JuneMedicare Trustees Report cms.govJuly 20172017 reportJune 20182018 report
JuneOASDI Trustees Report ssa.govJuly 20172017 reportJune 20182018 report
OctState Quarterly Taxes census.gov Sep 2017FY17 dataSep 2018 FY18 data
OctFederal Outlays, Receipts, Deficit treas.govOct 2017FY17 dataOct 2017FY17 data
OctState and Local Spending/Revenue census.gov Oct 2017FY15 dataOct 2017 FY16 data
DecUS, State Population census.gov Dec 20167/16 data Dec 20177/17 data

Update: State Data for FY 2008

On December 12, 2009, usgovernmentspending.com updated its database with the latest data release on State Government Spending and Revenue from the US Census Bureau. The latest data is for fiscal year 2008. Previously the data displayed for 2008 was "guesstimated" based on a crude projection of spending and revenue levels from 2007.

This includes data for individual states and data and aggregate spending and revenue data for all states.

Here is the current status of state and local government spending and revenue data.

  • Data for state and local governments up to and including 2007 is actual data reported to and published by the Census Bureau.
  • State government spending and revenue data for 2008 is actual data reported to and published by the Census Bureau.
  • State government tax data for 2008 is actual data reported to and published by the Census Bureau.
  • State data for 2009 (except state tax data for 2009) and subsequent years is "guesstimated" by projecting the change in each spending or revenue item between 2007 and 2008 forward. Maximum change is 15 percent. Minimum change is zero percent.
  • Local government and combined state and local data for 2008 and subsequent years is "guesstimated" by projecting the change in each spending or revenue item between 2006 and 2007 forward. Maximum change is 15 percent. Minimum change is zero percent.

Caveat on "Guesstimated" Data

The crude "guesstimation" that usgovernmentspending.com applies to data after 2007 (the last year for which the US Census Bureau provides data) is a way to get a rough look at total government spending in the present year and the near future.

But in the current recession state and local spending is probably higher than "guesstimated" and revenue is probably significantly lower than "guesstimated."

The US Census Bureau report of State Government Tax Collections for 2009, scheduled for release in March 2010, will be the first look at the effect of the recession on state government revenues.

Upcoming Data Updates

The Census Bureau will update State and Local Government Finances (i.e. spending and revenue data) for 2005, 2006, and 2007 in December 2009.

The Census Bureau will release State Government Tax Collections for 2009 in March 2010.

The Census Bureau will release State and Local Government Finances for 2008 (i.e. spending and revenue) in Summer 2010.