Bankruptcy court filings in the Buffalo area rose by 1% last year, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Western District of New York.
Filings in the Buffalo-Rochester area fell 1.1% in 2019 from the year before, A total of 4,073 cases were filed across the Buffalo-Rochester area last year, compared to 4,117 in 2018. The total has fallen for two straight years after an increase in 2017. The Buffalo area accounted for 67% of the cases that were filed last year.
Filings fell by a 5.2% in the Rochester area.