Citicorp and Chase Manhattan Corp. each posted a substantial rise in third quarter earnings, with Citicorp registering a 69% increase to a record $894 million, while Chase earned $305 million, a 14% jump over last year.

Chemical Banking Corp., meanwhile, posted a 14% decline in earnings to $439 million, or $1.60 a share, from $502 million, or $1.84 a share, a year earlier.

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