There was a 21.3% decline in Chapter 7 discharges nationwide in the month of May 2013 compared to May of 2012.
48 out of 50 states saw a decline, and California shows the largest with a 28.3% descent. Two states had a small increase; Mississippi and Kansas. Our graph shows the top 10 states with the highest decline in Chapter 7 discharges from May 2012 – May 2013.
Note: Our data is based on one per household and has been cleansed to postal specifications.