The banking industry employed about 1.8 million wage and salary workers in 2002. More than 7 out of 10 jobs were in commercial banks; the remainder were concentrated in savings institutions and credit unions.
In 2002, over 82 percent of establishments in banking employed fewer than 20 workers. However, these small establishments, mostly bank branch offices, employed 32 percent of all employees. More than two-thirds of the jobs were in establishments with 20 or more workers. Banks are found everywhere in the United States, but most bank employees work in heavily populated States such as New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas.