The federal bankruptcy courts publish detailed statistics on bankruptcy filings. California has four federal judicial districts, with Fresno located in the Eastern District.
The 2011-2015 bankruptcy filings for the Eastern District of California continue to show a substantial decline, as shown in this table:
|E.D. Cal. total filings||Chapter 7 cases||Chapter 11 cases||Chapter 12 cases||Chapter 13 cases|
|Decrease from 2014||26%||29%||25%||22%||16%|
Truly, the overall decline from 2011 to 2015 is astonishing, and suggests that our economy is improving.