Federal Debt

Summary: Federal budget debt

The database contains gross federal budget debt, equal to debt held by the federal government plus debt held by the public.  Total debt held by the public equals debt held by the Federal Reserve plus other debt held by the public.


Data from 2018 to 2023 are estimates.  The database does not include debt figures from the transition quarter from 1976-1977 when the federal government amended its Fiscal Year start and end dates.  Years indicate Fiscal Years, currently Oct. 1-Sept. 30.

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Geographic Coverage: U.S.

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1940 - 2023

Data Source: America's Authentic Government Information

Updated:  Sep. 19, 2018 Next update: Sep. 30, 2019

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 Debt held by federal government accounts  Debt held by federal reserve  Gross federal debt
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