Bankruptcy Filings Up in February, 2012

Total bankruptcy filings in February, 2012 was 104,400 or 19% more than January.  The total is 5% less than February, 2011.  Prof. Bob Lawless points out very nicely that there is typically an upward spike in February.  You can get his post on Credit Slips here.

2007 2008 2009 2010 % 2011 % 2012
Jan 55,200 70,300 89,000 102,600 15% 102,200 0% 87,900 -14%
Feb 58,800 79,500 102,000 117,800 15% 109,600 -7% 104,400 -5%
March 73,100 90,400 131,000 159,200 22% 146,400 -8%
April 67,800 93,200 128,700 146,200 14% 129,800 -11%
May 69,900 89,700 120,400 133,500 11% 122,800 -8%
June 67,300 89,900 124,800 133,850 7% 120,700 -10%
July 69,100 96,400 130,500 134,600 3% 110,200 -18%
Aug 77,100 94,300 120,000 135,600 13% 120,900 -11%
Sept 67,500 96,200 125,500 134,000 7% 110,400 -18%
Oct 81,200 108,900 130,200 129,700 0% 111,500 -14%
Nov 74,200 91,400 115,500 118,100 2% 98,500 -17%
Dec 65,900 95,900 117,000 114,700 -2% 96,500 -16%
827,100 1,096,100 1,434,600 1,559,850 9% 1,379,500 -12%

 

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