Leading banks in the United States as of December 31, 2016, by number of employees

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Wells Fargo Bank 235,178
JPMorgan Chase Bank 184,478
Citibank 159,430
Bank of America 145,245
U.S. Bank 70,030
PNC Bank 51,293
The Bank of New York Mellon 40,399
Branch Banking and Trust Company 35,630
State Street Bank and Trust Company 30,675
Capital One 29,295
TD Bank 25,219
SunTrust Bank 22,543
Regions Bank 21,350
Capital One Bank (USA) 20,881
KeyBank 18,981
Fifth Third Bank 17,793
The Northern Trust Company 16,813
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company 16,075
The Huntington National Bank15,312
Citizens Bank 14,669
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The statistic depicts the leading banks in the United States as of December 31, 2016, by number of employees. Wells Fargo Bank was the largest U.S. employer in the banking sector in 2016, with approximately 235.19 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, as of December 2016, were JPMorgan Chase Bank (184.48 thousand employees), Citibank (159.43 thousand employees) and Bank of America (145.25 thousand employees).

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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