Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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Active Year: 2014
The total amount of money paid by the U.S. government directly to or on behalf of individuals. This amount includes unemployment benefits, SNAP (food stamps), and Social Security and Medicare benefits. Refundable tax credits (for example, the Earned Income Tax Credit) are excluded. Years represent calendar year. Data are available at the state level and go back to 2002.
Note: the colors that represent high and low values on the map are re-calibrated for each year.
Bureau of Economic Analysis: Regional Economic Data, GDP & Personal Income, Annual Personal current transfer receipts (SA35). Line codes: 2110, 2121, 2210, 2230, 2310, 2330, 2400, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2600, 2700. For Alaska, disbursements from the Permanent Fund have been subtracted from line code 2700.