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Facts and numbers on US bank failures since 2008

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 28, 2012 at 8:14 am •  Published: December 28, 2012
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—Since mid-2010, nearly all the failed banks have been small. The five biggest banks to fail since 2008 are: Washington Mutual, based in Seattle, September 2008, $307 billion in assets; IndyMac Bank, Pasadena, Calif., July 2008, $32 billion; Colonial Bank, Montgomery, Ala., August 2009, $25 billion; Guaranty Bank, Austin, Texas, August 2009, $13 billion; and BankUnited, Coral Gables, Fla., May 2009, $12.8 billion.

—The states with the most bank failures from 2008 through 2012 are Georgia, 84; Florida, 66; Illinois, 55; and California, 39.

—The number of employees at U.S. banks fell to 2,105,833 as of Sept. 30, down from 2,212,766 as of March 31, 2008.