Kentucky ranks eighth-most dependent on federal government

While many states may need aid from the federal government to cover budget shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic, some state economies were already more federally dependent before the crisis.

In its third annual study, SmartAsset uncovered the states that are most dependent on the federal government.

We analyzed data for all 50 states across four metrics: the federal share of state government revenue, the ratio of federal funding to income taxes paid, the percentage of local workers employed by the federal government and the ratio of federal wage to private sector wage.

Kentucky ranks as the state that is eighth-most dependent on the federal government. For more information, check out the table below.