Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Consumer Credit Conditions for Washington: 3rd Quarter 2011

Overall consumer debt in Washington continued to decline in the third quarter of 2011, consistent with national trends. The average debt per consumer (excluding first mortgages) in Washington was close to $19,300 for Q3, which was similar to the national average of roughly $17,200. Average revolving debt per consumer, which includes balances related to bank cards, revolving home equity, and retail, was roughly $10,400 for Q3, higher than 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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