Bankruptcy Statistics

Monthly Trends from   

August 2022 Year-Over-Year Highlights
  • Bankruptcy filings including all chapters totaled 35,355, a 10% increase from the August 2021 total of 32,276
  • Commercial filings increased 6%, totaling 1,861 compared to the 1,753 filed in August 2021
  • Individual filings increased 10%, totaling 33,494 compared to the 30,523 filed in August 2021
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Total Monthly Filings Since 2007
Total Commercial Filings
2021 vs. 2022
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Weekly Bankruptcy Analysis

Bankruptcy Filings September 19 - 25, 2022
Type of Case Number Filed 2022 Percent Change From Same Week in 2021 Percent Change From Same Week in 2020 Percent Change From Same Week in 2019
Total 7,425 0.6% -22.1% -51.2%
Chapter 7 4,127 -15.6% -40.0% -55.5%
Chapter 11 95 69.6% -37.5% -3.1%
Chapter 13 3,201 31.6% 29.3% -45.2%
Other Cases* 2 -66.7% -92.6% -77.8%

*Ch. 9, 12,15

Weekly filing data compiled from PACER and is subject to slight revisions.

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State Filing Trends