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Zero Hedge has some lovely scary charts showing a remarkably
sharp uptick in student loan delinquencies. The bubble has
As noted over at
Reason 24/7 today, Market Watch has some
New data released today shows 11% of student loans were 90 days
or more past due in the third quarter, up from 8.9% in the previous
quarter and 8.8% a year prior, according to the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York. It’s also the highest since at least 2003, when
the bank first started tracking student loan delinquencies. “It’s a
red flag and a warning sign that more Americans are struggling to
repay their student loans — things are bad, really bad, and getting
worse,” says Rich Williams, higher-education advocate at the U.S.
Public Interest Research Group, a nonprofit based in
The latest data comes at a time when delinquencies on many other
consumer debts, including credit cards and mortgages, are dropping.
Overall, delinquency rates on outstanding consumer debt fell to
8.9% in the third quarter, from 10% a year prior, according to the
warned in September that the student loan bubble had already
burst. Now we’re seeing the fallout.
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Students grew indebted and went into default at the hands of a “subprime-style” private loan market that contracted amid the …