The federal government ran a $42.9 billion deficit in July, the Treasury Department reported Thursday.

Outlays in July totaled $274.980 billion. Receipts totaled $232.040 billion.

In July 2016, the government ran a $112.8 billion deficit.

In June, the government ran a $90.2 billion deficit.

For the fiscal year to date, the government has a $566.0 billion deficit, compared to a $512.0 billion deficit for the similar period in fiscal 2016.

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Gary Siegel

Gary Siegel

Gary Siegel has been at The Bond Buyer since 1989, currently covering economic indicators and the Federal Reserve system.