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Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

Overview

Pew’s Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis presents 50-state data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic indicators and analyzes their impact on states’ long-term fiscal health. Drill down into state finances in five core areas.

Revenue

  • Tax Revenue: Tax Revenue Recovery Varies Widely; 26 States Still Behind. View the indicator or read the analysis.
  • Federal Share of State Revenue: Federal Funds Provide Nearly $1 in $3 of State Revenue. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Spending

  • Change in State Spending: States Adjust to Life After Federal Stimulus Aid. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Economy & People

  • Employment to Population Ratio: Employment Rates in Most States Still Lag 2007 Levels. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Long-Term Costs

  • Debt and Unfunded Retirement Costs: Size of Long-term Obligations Varies Across States. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Fiscal Policy

  • Reserves and Balances: States Replenish Reserve Funds - but Slowly. View the indicator or read the analysis.

FEATURED ANALYSIS

State Fiscal Recovery From Great Recession Is Slow and Uneven

More than four years after the Great Recession officially ended, states’ financial conditions...

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FEATURED ANALYSIS 

Employment Rates in Most States Still Lag 2007 Levels

Employment rates for 25- to 54-year-olds were lower in 29 states in fiscal year 2014 than in...

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States Replenish Reserve Funds-but Slowly

Half of the states expected to have enough of a financial cushion to cover at least 23 days of...

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FEATURED ANALYSIS

Size of Long-term Obligations Varies Across States 

States commit to future spending both when they borrow and when they fall short of funding the...

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FEATURED ANALYSIS

Tax Revenue Recovery Varies Widely; 26 States Still Behind 

Nationally, total state tax revenue has recovered from its plunge during the Great Recession...

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FEATURED ANALYSIS 

Federal Funds Provide Nearly $1 in $3

The share of states’ revenue coming from the federal government surged in the wake of the Great...

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FEATURED ANALYSIS 

States Adjust to Life After Federal Stimulus

State governments began to wean themselves in fiscal year 2012 from the record-high federal...

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Research & Analysis

Fiscal 50: Interactive

Explore State Trends and Analysis

Sort and analyze data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic trends in the 50 states and understand their impact on states’ fiscal health.

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