Monthly bankruptcy filings dropped in September
Only one New Hampshire business sought protection
The number of New Hampshire bankruptcy filings fell in September from August, but they remain steady compared to 2017.
Some 133 households and businesses filed for protection in September, 25 fewer than August and two more than September 2017. That was quite an improvement from September 2010, when 481 filed.
There have been 1,326 filings year to date, maintaining the average of 147 a month, or five fewer than last year, the first year that bankruptcies increased, though very slightly, since the recession.
There were five business-related filings in September compared to nine in August and three in July. But four out of the five September filings were by households with business-related debt. That left only one company that filed as a business:
• K2 Market Inc., Pittsfield, filed Sept. 11, Chapter 7. Assets: $0. Liabilities: $12,648.