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October 3, 2008

Bankruptcy Filings Increase Slightly in September

September saw 96,049 bankruptcy petitions, up from 93,987 in August and down a little from 96,385 for July, 2008.  That is 286,421 for the quarter compared to 272,000 in the second quarter and 242,000 in the first quarter of 2008.  The third quarter of 2007 had about 219,000 filings.  The last pre-BAPCPA quarter that was lower than the third quarter 2008 was the first quarter 1996 with 266,000 filings.  Filings broke 400,000 for the first time in the second quarter of 2001. 

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