According to the National Bankruptcy Research Center (NBKRC), the November 2012 bankruptcy filing rates were down 10% from October 2012. Filings dropped from approximately 96,000 in October to 86,000 in November. However, this is a familiar trend, mostly due to the holiday season. A positive sign from the November report is that the annual filing rates have dropped. When compared with November 2011 reports, filings were down 15% in 2012.
During 2013, bankruptcy filing rates are at approximately one in every 220 adults or 4,600 per every million adults. Four states stand out with more than 70% of the national average including: Tennessee, Georgia, Nevada and Utah. There are six states with less than half of the national average including: Alaska, Washington D.C., South Carolina, Vermont, North Dakota and Hawaii.
The NBKRC report showed that filing rates in the far West have experienced a more extreme decline than anywhere else in the country. Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona and California rates are all down by more than 22% from this time last year.
To read more on this story visit: https://www.nbkrc.com/November2012_News.aspx
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