Date Surplus or Deficit(-) Percent
Dec 31, 2011 -8.70%
Dec 31, 2010 -9.00%
Dec 31, 2009 -10.10%
Dec 31, 2008 -3.20%
Dec 31, 2007 -1.20%
Dec 31, 2006 -1.90%
Dec 31, 2005 -2.60%
Dec 31, 2004 -3.50%
Dec 31, 2003 -3.40%
Dec 31, 2002 -1.50%
Dec 31, 2001 1.30%
Dec 31, 2000 2.40%
Dec 31, 1999 1.40%
Dec 31, 1998 0.80%
Dec 31, 1997 -0.30%
Dec 31, 1996 -1.40%
Dec 31, 1995 -2.20%
Dec 31, 1994 -2.90%
Dec 31, 1993 -3.90%
Dec 31, 1992 -4.70%
Dec 31, 1991 -4.50%
Dec 31, 1990 -3.90%
Dec 31, 1989 -2.80%
Dec 31, 1988 -3.10%
Dec 31, 1987 -3.20%
Dec 31, 1986 -5.00%
Dec 31, 1985 -5.10%
Dec 31, 1984 -4.80%
Dec 31, 1983 -6.00%
Dec 31, 1982 -4.00%
Dec 31, 1981 -2.60%
Dec 31, 1980 -2.70%
Dec 31, 1979 -1.60%
Dec 31, 1978 -2.70%
Dec 31, 1977 -2.70%
Dec 31, 1976 -4.20%
Dec 31, 1975 -3.40%
Dec 31, 1974 -0.40%
Dec 31, 1973 -1.10%
Dec 31, 1972 -2.00%
Dec 31, 1971 -2.10%
Dec 31, 1970 -0.30%
Dec 31, 1969 0.30%
Dec 31, 1968 -2.90%
Dec 31, 1967 -1.10%
Dec 31, 1966 -0.50%
Dec 31, 1965 -0.20%
Dec 31, 1964 -0.90%
Dec 31, 1963 -0.80%
Dec 31, 1962 -1.30%
Dec 31, 1961 -0.60%
Dec 31, 1960 0.10%
Dec 31, 1959 -2.60%
Dec 31, 1958 -0.60%
Dec 31, 1957 0.80%
Dec 31, 1956 0.90%
Dec 31, 1955 -0.80%
Dec 31, 1954 -0.30%
Dec 31, 1953 -1.70%
Dec 31, 1952 -0.40%
Dec 31, 1951 1.90%
Dec 31, 1950 -1.10%
Dec 31, 1949 0.20%
Dec 31, 1948 4.60%
Dec 31, 1947 1.70%
Dec 31, 1946 -7.20%
Dec 31, 1945 -21.50%
Dec 31, 1944 -22.70%
Dec 31, 1943 -30.30%
Dec 31, 1942 -14.20%
Dec 31, 1941 -4.30%
Dec 31, 1940 -3.00%
Dec 31, 1939 -3.20%
Dec 31, 1938 -0.10%
Dec 31, 1937 -2.50%
Dec 31, 1936 -5.50%
Dec 31, 1935 -4.00%
Dec 31, 1934 -5.90%
Dec 31, 1933 -4.50%
Dec 31, 1932 -4.00%
Dec 31, 1931 -0.60%
Dec 31, 1930 0.80%

US Federal Deficit.

Source: White House Office of Management and Budget, Summary of Receipts, Outlays, and Surpluses or Deficits (-) as Percentages of GDP