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Credit Card Chargeoffs vs Exhaustion Rate

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 25, 2009 @ 7:49 am In Credit,Employment | Comments Disabled

On Monday, we looked at the impact of the Exhaustion Rate on Continuing Unemployment Claims (See Continuing Claims “Exhaustion Rate” [1] and Exhausted Claims part II [2]). Those charts and tables made it clear that Continuing Unemployment Claims were dropping not due to folks getting jobs, but simply using up all of their benefits.

Wednesday, we learned of a) record credit card chargeoffs [3] and Increasing minimum Credit Cards payments from 2% to 5% at Chase [4].

Now, lets see what happens if we can put those two together:
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Unemployment Exhaustion Rates and Credit Card Charge Offs

charge-card-exhaustion-rates [5]

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I suspect we can do the same studies with Unemployment Rates also .  . .

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Hat tip Shawn!


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[1] Continuing Claims “Exhaustion Rate”: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/06/continuing-claims-exhaustion-rate/

[2] Exhausted Claims part II: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/06/exhausted-claims-part-ii/

[3] record credit card chargeoffs: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSN2415584020090624

[4] 2% to 5% at Chase: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/credit_cards/chase_credit_cards.html

[5] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/charge-card-exhaustion-rates.png

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