Regardless of what the future holds for the Texas economy, it is important for consumers to deal with their debt before it grows. Many of my clients find that they actually don’t need to file for bankruptcy because of alternative solutions
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Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
Although Texas is continuing to go through its fair share of economic woes, compared to the rest of the nation, the economy is still trending above average. According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s monthly jobs report released in January 2012 the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 percent in December 2010 to 7.8 percent in December 2011, while the nation ended 2011 at 8.5 percent. This is due in large part to job growth. Last year non-agricultural jobs in Texas grew by approximately 2 percent compared with 1.3 percent for the rest of the country. But that’s not the only sector that experienced growth. The state's private sector added 261,200 jobs, an annual growth rate of 3 percent compared with 1.8 percent for the rest of the nation. Additionally, in quarter 3 2011 Texas ranked 4th for credit card debt (behind Iowa, North Dakota and Arkansas), and in 2010 Texas also ranked 4th for bankruptcy rate; the number of bankruptcy filings per capita (1000) in Texas dropped from 2.36 in 2010 to 2.06 in 2011.
Board Certified Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer Schachter doesn’t go so far as to say that Texas is doing well economically. However, he does state that based on the available economic indicators, the economy in Texas appears to be doing better relative to the rest of the country. With job growth on the rise and unemployment trending down, the signs would appear to be positive.
Attorney Adam Schachter is board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Arizona and permitted to practice in the Federal Court Districts of the Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of of Texas.
If you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney in Houston or have questions about debt relief, please visit our website at shaklaw.com or call us directly at 713-961-9477. The Schachter Law Firm offers free no-obligation consultations to discuss individual situations.