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Household Debt Reaches Recession-Level Highs

On Wednesday, the New York Federal Reserve released its Q1 report on household debt and credit. According to the report, total household debt totaled $12.73 trillion in Q1 2017. This means that household debt has finally surpassed its $12.68 trillion peak reached during the recession in 2008. This is a $149 billion quarterly increase.

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Debt Still Runs High for Puerto Rico vs the U.S.

Amid a household debt increase of $35 billion in Q2 and the mortgage sector’s share of that debt declined from a huge spike in Q1, recently released data for Puerto Rico’s banking sector completes the picture of household debt for the Commonwealth.

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Many Consumers Still Weighed Down by Mortgage Debt

In 2014, mortgage debt was the third-highest form of debt among consumers, with 28 percent holding some form of housing-related debt, the report showed. The highest percentage of consumers have mortgage debt in their late 30s through their early 60s. For borrowers with mortgages, debt balances averaged $160,000 in 2014, up from $150,000 in 2010.

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