Wall Street Profit-Per-Employee vs. All Other Industries' Profit-Per-Employee

Profit per employee in the financial services industry (red) vs. profit per employee in all other private US industries (blue):

financial profits per employee vs all industries

Photo: Business Insider, St. Louis Fed

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