Arizona led bankruptcies in 2009Posted: Updated:
New data shows Arizona led the nation in bankruptcies last year. There was a 77% jump in 2009. Wyoming, Nevada, and California followed.
Both consumer and business bankruptcy filings were up 32% nationwide last year. There were a total of 1.4 million petitions.
Analysts say while every state saw a rise in bankruptcies. The numbers indicate correlations to the nation's most recession-weary regions.