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 Grows, but Full Recovery Eludes 26 States. 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 Still Trails Prerecession Rates in Most States. View the indicator or read the analysis.

Long-Term Costs

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

Fiscal Policy

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

FEATURED ANALYSIS

State Tax Revenue Grows

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

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States Slowly Regain Fiscal Ground Lost

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

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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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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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Employment Still Trails Prerecession Rates

Employment rates for 25- to 54-year-olds were lower in 34 states in 2013 than in 2007, before...

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States Slowly Replenish Reserve Funds

Half of the states expected to have enough financial cushion to cover nearly 30 days of...

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Long-term Obligations Vary Across States

States commit to future spending when they borrow and when they fail to fully fund retirement...

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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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