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June 2019 Bankruptcy Filings Fall 0.3 Percent

Bankruptcy filings fell 0.3 percent for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2019, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Annual bankruptcy filings totaled 773,361, compared with 775,578 cases in the year ending June 2018.

Business filings rose by 1.1 percent, just the third time since 2010 that business bankruptcies increased over a 12-month period. Non-business bankruptcy filings fell by 0.3 percent, the smallest percentage change since March 2011.

The following bankruptcy filings statistics tables are available: 

Business and Non-Business Filings,
Years Ending
June 30, 2015-2019
Year Business Non-Business Total
2019 22,483 750,878 773,361
2018 22,245 753,333 775,578
2017 23,443 772,594 796,037
2016 25,227 793,932 819,159
2015 25,046 854,690 879,736
Total Bankruptcy Filings By Chapter,
Years Ending
June 30, 2015-2019
Year Chapter
  7 11 12 13
2019 479,043 7,007 535 286,635
2018 479,151 7,141 475 288,741
2017 489,011 6,999 482 299,398
2016 509,769 7,928 459 300,858
2015 568,679 6,672 357 303,945

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