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  • The number of employees in public administration in the United States amounted to 49,094 in 2017.
  • The healthcare spending per capita in the United States is forecast to amount to US$12,414.40 in 2023.
  • In 2016, the Logistics Performance Index score in the United States had a value of 4.0.
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A nation’s public sector relates to the government as a member of economic activity and covers a variety of activities owned or controlled by the state.

This segment provides an overview of the state as an employer, namely the amount of people employed by the state, as well as government expenditures and revenues by different categories. Also, information about the country’s status in terms of health care is provided in the form of information about the number of hospitals or the number of physicians.
United States 2019

United States 2019

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Total healthcare spending per capita (2019)
+3.6% yoy
US$10,927.66

Public employment

in the Public Sector market in thousands

Reading Support The number of employees in public administration in the United States amounted to 49,094 in 2017.

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Public employment:

The “Public employment” chart shows the number of employees in the area of "public administration, community, social and other services and activities". The employed comprise all persons of working age who, during a specified period, were in the following categories:

a) paid employment or b) self-employment. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Government expenditure Government revenue

in the Public Sector market in million US$ in million US$

Reading Support In 2017, government expenses in the United States amounted to US$4,360,500.00m. Reading Support In 2017, government revenue in the United States amounted to US$3,842,300.00m.

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Government expenditure:

The chart “Government expenditure” shows the cash payments for the operating activities of the government when the latter provides goods and services. This includes compensation of employees (e.g., wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.

Government revenue:

The chart “Government revenue” shows the cash receipts from taxes, social contributions, and other revenues such as fines, fees, rent, and income from property or sales in the selected country. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Total healthcare spending per capita

in the Public Sector market in US$

Reading Support The healthcare spending per capita in the United States is forecast to amount to US$12,414.40 in 2023.

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Total healthcare spending per capita:

The chart “Total healthcare spending per capita” shows a forecast of the total health expenditure per capita (private & public) in the selected region. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

Central government debt

in the Public Sector market in percent

Reading Support The central government debt in the United States was 106.23% of the gross domestic product in 2017.

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Central government debt

The “Central government debt” chart shows the development of the stock of the government’s fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. These include domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. Central government debt is measured as a percentage of the country’s gross domestic product. A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here.
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Logistics Performance Index

in the Public Sector market in points

Reading Support In 2016, the Logistics Performance Index score in the United States had a value of 4.0.

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Logistics Performance Index:

The “Logistics Performance Index” is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground, giving feedback on the “friendliness” of the countries in terms of logistics. This feedback is supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country. The index ranges from 1 (lowest score) to 5 (highest score). A definition and detailed explanation of the displayed segments can be found here. ×

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Government health insurance in %
Share of the population eligible for a defined set of healthcare goods and services as part of public programs | Source: OECD
Number of hospitals
Number of hospitals per million inhabitants | Source: Statista, based on OECD
Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants
Number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants in the selected region | Source: Statista, based on World Bank, World Health Organization
Access to sanitation facilities in %
Share of the population having access to improved sanitation facilities (flush/pour systems, ventilated improved pit latrines, pit latrines with slab, or composting toilets) in the selected region| Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Central government debt in %
Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others which are outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Since debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year. | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
Military expenditure in %
Military expenditures data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces. | Source: Statista, based on World Bank
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Road network in 1,000 km
Length of the road network in the selected region | Source: Statista, based on CIA, IRF
Source: Statista, June 2019
Source: Statista, June 2019, based on IMF, World Bank, UN and Eurostat

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