In addition, the number of American consumers who are seeking the help of a credit counselor is also continuing to drop.
San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 15, 2011
The San Diego bankruptcy lawyers at the Golden State Law Group, which is a law firm that dedicates itself to providing legal advice and guidance with regards to the bankruptcy and debt relief process, hereby comments on a report that was released that concerned the overall amount of credit card debt that was accumulated in the United States during the second quarter of 2011.
Specifically, the San Diego bankruptcy attorneys would like to alert the public that according to the results of a recent study performed by Credithub.com, American consumers accumulated an additional $18.4 billion in credit card debt during the second quarter of 2011. This amount represents a jump of 66 percent when compared to the same quarter in 2010 and a 368 percent increase from the same quarter in 2009.
In addition, the number of American consumers who are seeking the help of a credit counselor is also continuing to drop. That number decreased in 2010 by a factor of 20 percent when compared to 2009, and the number of people seeking this type of help in 2011 so far is down by 38 percent when compared to last year.
These trends are seen as problematic by San Diego bankruptcy lawyers as well as other financial professionals because the poverty rate has risen precipitously and the national unemployment rate remains at over 9 percent, where it has stood for several consecutive quarters. The economic conditions overall remain largely the same for the consumer.
About the Golden State Law Group
The Golden State Law Group is a law firm that is comprised of a team of San Diego bankruptcy lawyers who dedicate themselves to the practice of helping consumers move out from under unmanageable debts by way of Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, tax debt negotiation and lien stripping.