That works out to an average of $365 for every man, woman and child.
However, the government also reported that the booming economy was sufficiently strong and stable that potential failures would not significantly affect the country's $9 trillion gross domestic product. "Any glitches that pop up [in 2000] should not hurt our economic growth," said Commerce secretary William Daley. "I am not going to lose any sleep." (Source: The Associated Press.)