The Census Bureau’s Public Sector program is the definitive source of comprehensive, uniform statistics on economic activity of state and local governments. Public sector data track the changes in government activity over time. The data provide an economy-wide perspective when taken together with retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and services sector data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Federal Reserve Board use public sector data to measure the nation's economic and financial performance. State and local governments use the data to develop programs and budgets, assess financial conditions, and perform comparative analyses.
Public sector surveys cover total number of local governments, employment and wages, public pensions, and state and local finance and taxation. The data are available by government function; for example, education, fire protection, administrative and legal services, infrastructure, parks and recreation, health services, and utilities.
The Federal Financial Statistics program was terminated effective with the FY 2012 budget. This resulted in the elimination of the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, including the publication, downloadable data, and the On-Line Query System, as well as the annual Federal Aid to States Report.
The historical publications are still available.