The federal government ran a $107.7 billion deficit in August, the Treasury Department reported Thursday.
Outlays in August totaled $334.000 billion. Receipts totaled $226.311 billion.
Economists polled by IFR Markets predicted a $121.7 billion deficit.
In August 2016, the government ran a $107.1 billion deficit.
In July, the government ran a $42.9 billion deficit.
For the fiscal year to date, the government has a $673.7 billion deficit, compared to a $619.1 billion deficit for the similar period in fiscal 2016.