Federal budget deficit hits record high in June

02:30, Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
Federal budget deficit hits record high in June

The U.S. budget deficit hit a record $864 billion in June as government spending to combat the effects of coronavirus continued, the Treasury Department said Monday.
     Spending rose to more than $1.1 trillion in June, more than double what the U.S. typically spends in a month, while tax revenue fell to about $240 billion, partially because of the delayed tax filing deadline.
     The spending surge in June pushed the budget deficit for the first nine months of the current fiscal year to $2.7 trillion. That figure is expected to rise to a staggering $3.7 trillion by the end of the fiscal year, the highest deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product since World War II.

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