WASHINGTON The U.S. government posted a $137 billion budget deficit in November, a jump of 112 percent from the same month last year, the Treasury Department said on Monday.
In November 2015 the gap was $65 billion, according to Treasury's monthly budget statement.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $135 billion budget deficit for last month.
The fiscal 2017 year-to-date deficit was $181 billion compared with $201 billion in the same period of fiscal 2016.
When accounting for calendar adjustments, the deficit for November of last year was $113 billion. The adjusted November 2016 deficit was unchanged at $137 billion.
Receipts last month came to $200 billion, a 2 percent decline from November 2015, while outlays stood at $337 billion, up 25 percent from the same month a year ago.
(Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Andrea Ricci)