Cash and Securities

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Latest Data: 2022
Release Timing: Following Year
Frequency: Annual
Amounts: $ in billions
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, "Cash and Securities comprise assets that are held by a government in the form of cash, and investment securities. Statistics on state government finance include measurement of cash and security holdings (including both public and private securities). This includes cash on hand, demand or time deposits, savings accounts, government and private securities (bonds, notes, mortgages, corporate stocks, etc), and loans and other credit paper held by government loan and investment funds. This category covers cash and security holdings of all accounting funds of a government other than intragovernmental service, agency, and private trust funds. The value of cash and securities is reported as of the last day of the government’s fiscal year. For further information on Cash and Securities, see Chapter 7 of the 2006 Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual."

For analytical purposes, this data point has also been indexed to 2005 . Accordingly, 2005 = 1, and any value greater than one indicates growth, while any value less than one indicates decline.