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U.S. social security outlays and forecast as a percentage of the GDP 2000-2030

The statistic represents the U.S. social security outlays from 2000 to 2019 with an additional forecast from 2020 to 2030 as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product. Social security outlays amounted to 1.04 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019, which is about 4.8 percent of the U.S. GDP. The forecast predicts an increase in social security outlays up to 1.84 trillion U.S. dollars in 2030, which would be about 5.9 percent of the projected U.S. GDP.

The GDP of the United States since 1990 can be accessed here.

Social security outlays and forecast in the United States from 2000 to 2030

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Release date

September 2020


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Projections.

Values from 2019 onwards calculated by Statista using GDP figures from the source's 10-Year Economic Projections, available here.

Values prior to 2019 taken from The Budget and Economic Outlook Fiscal Years 2019 to 2029, page 159, available here.

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