Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Consumer Credit Conditions for Alaska: 3rd Quarter 2011

Overall consumer debt in Alaska continued to decline in the third quarter of 2011, consistent with national trends. The average debt per consumer (excluding first mortgages) in Alaska was close to $18,000 for Q3, which was higher than the national average of roughly $17,200. Average revolving debt per consumer in Alaska, which includes balances related to bank cards, revolving home equity, and retail, was roughly $7,700 for Q3, on par with the national figure of about $7,800. Total consumer debt and revolving debt have fallen since their peaks in 2009, but debt levels remain above those from the earlier part of the decade.

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