The amount of money the U.S. government has borrowed from foreign interests hit a record high at the end of October, according to data released today by the U.S. Treasury.
As of Oct. 31, the U.S. government owed $5,482,200,000,000 to foreign interests, according to the Treasury. That was up from $5,476,200,000 as of Sept. 30.
The foreign debt of the U.S. government equaled $47,482 for each of the 115,459,000 full-time workers (including full-time government workers) there were in the United States in October, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Similarly, it equaled $47,706 for each of the 114,916,000 households the Census Bureau estimated there were in the United States in September.