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US Household Debt Is Rising 60% Faster Than Wages, And One Rating Agency Is Worried



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US Household Debt Is Rising 60% Faster Than Wages, And One Rating Agency Is Worried
// Silver For The People

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Nov 30, 2017 11:19 AM

In a report released today by DBRS titled "Consumer debt and debt burden", the rating agency which is best known for keep Italian debt eligible for ECB monetization at the peak of the European banking crisis, looks at the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit issued by the NY Fed (discussed here previously) which showed that consumer debt for the third quarter of 2017 was approximately $12.96 trillion, representing an increase of $116 billion over the second quarter of 2017. The debt level for the first three quarters of 2017 has continued to increase above the previous record debt level which was established in the third quarter of 2008 as shown in Exhibit 1 below.

DBRS also highlights that not only did total debt levels increase, but their composition changed as highlighted in Exhibit 2 below.

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