Leading banks in the United States as of March 31, 2017, by number of employees

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Wells Fargo Bank 239,836
JPMorgan Chase Bank 187,807
Citibank 171,588
Bank of America 145,436
U.S. Bank 70,534
PNC Bank 51,181
The Bank of New York Mellon 41,010
Branch Banking and Trust Company 35,529
State Street Bank and Trust Company 31,526
Capital One 29,466
TD Bank 25,103
SunTrust Bank 22,410
Regions Bank 21,635
Capital One Bank (USA) 21,345
KeyBank 18,835
Fifth Third Bank 17,713
The Northern Trust Company 16,978
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company 15,934
The Huntington National Bank15,345
Citizens Bank 14,609

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The statistic depicts the leading banks in the United States as of March 31, 2017, by number of employees. Wells Fargo Bank was the largest U.S. employer in the banking sector in 2017, with almost 240 thousand employees.
Employment in the banking sector – additional information

Apart from the Wells Fargo Bank, other leading banks in terms of employment in the United States in 2017, were JPMorgan Chase Bank, Citibank and Bank of America.

As far as the global employment figure of JPMorgan Chase Bank is concerned, there were approximately 234.36 thousand employees in this bank in 2016. In Wells Fargo, there were approximately 269.1 thousand people employed worldwide in the same year. These are two of the largest U.S. banks when measured by total assets.

The total number of employees in the commercial banking sector of the United States increased from approximately 1.53 million in 2010 to around 1.57 million in 2014. The insurance sector in the United States (home-office personal), on the other hand, had 325.5 thousand employees in 2015.

London is one of the most important financial centers worldwide. Here, financial services companies from all over are concentrated in one place. The financial services sector in London employed 360.2 thousand financial specialists in 2015.
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Release date
May 2017
United States
Survey time period
March 31, 2016
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Figures have been rounded.

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