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The average cost of relocating employees last year was about $37,000 each. During 1990 about 550,000 employees were transferred by companies at a total cost of more than $18 billion.

The International Monetary Fund reports that for every 1,000 Americans there are 572 automobiles, 650 telephones and 621 TVs. In the U.S.S.R. there are 42 cars, 115 phones, and 300 TVs per 1,000 persons.

63% of all households in the United States own their own home.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 30% of all children under the age of five spend their days at home. This makes day care vital to every industry-including banking.

A Visa study shows 85% of all consumer payments are made by cash or checks. Visa is hoping those who use checks might be willing to switch to debit cards.

Less than 30% of American drivers will allow smoking in their cars. Over 70% must already know about the effects of secondary smoke.

90 percent of the banks in the United States made money in 1990.

34.7 million American people now work out of offices in their home, according to LINK Resources, which is 29 percent more than a year ago.

Single, never-married women between the ages of 25 to 64 make 91 percent of the income of single, never-married men.

According to experts, communication is 55 percent body language, 38 percent voice, and only 7 percent words. ("What you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say?")

The average cost of training a teller is approximately $4,000.

Copyright © 1991 Bankers' Hotline. Originally appeared in Bankers' Hotline, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1/91

First published on 01/01/1991

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