Consumer delinquencies on credit cards, first mortgages and home equity lines of credit grew again in November from the month earlier, according to Equifax Inc.

But consumers have reduced their debt by more than 5% from a year earlier, the credit reporting bureau said, with first mortgage debt down 5.4%, credit card debt off 7.3% and auto loans dropping 9.5%. Overall consumer debt is at the September 2007 level of about $11 trillion, Equifax said.

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