WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government posted its 26th consecutive month of budget deficit Friday with a November gap of more than 150b dollars. The US Treasury said the budget deficit stood at 150.39 billion dollars, up a hefty 25 percent from November 2009. The monthly budget report came as President Barack Obama is locked in battle with the Congress over how to boost the flagging economic recovery from recession and bring down unsustainable government budget deficit and debt. Analysts average forecast was for a smaller increase in the budget shortfall, to 134.0 billion dollars. Government revenue in November rose 12 percent last month to 148.96 billion dollars, while spending soared 18 percent to 299.35 billion dollars. A Treasury official said spending was inflated by the number of days worked. Excluding this effect, spending would be up only seven percent, he added. Since the start of the 2011 fiscal year on October 1, the governments budget deficit stands at 290.83 billion dollars, two percent lower than in the same period a year ago. In the prior fiscal year, the deficit totaled 1.29 billion dollars, or 8.9 percent of the nations gross domestic product, the measure of the nations goods and services output.