maandag 2 juli 2012

U.S. debt jumps by $US 75 billion overnight

U.S. debt jumped $US 75 billion overnight, which is a pretty big jump. Total U.S. public debt jumped from $US 15.781 trillion (28-Jul-2012) to $US 15.856 trillion (29-Jul-2012). The debt ceiling of $US 16.7 trillion is coming closer and closer.

Historically, the biggest jumps were $US 154 billion overnight on 31-Dec-2010, $US 166 billion on 30-Dec-2009 and $US 166 billion on 29-Jun-2010. Average jump in debt is $US 3.5 billion.

Chart 1: Total U.S. Public Debt

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