iOS app economy has created 300,000 jobs since April 2019, says Apple
What you need to know
- Apple says the iOs app economy has created nearly 300,000 jobs since April 2019.
- The App Store now supports more than 2 million jobs.
- That includes jobs in all 50 U.S. states.
Apple says its iOS app economy has created nearly 300,000 jobs since April of last year.
In a press release today (opens in new tab) the company stated:
Apple says the iOS app economy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy, and now supports more than 2 million jobs in 50 U.S. states, 15% more than last year.
Apple has also highlighted how developers are adapting to the pandemic, such as Caribu in Miami, Florida:
Apple says in Texas, the app economy has added 36,000 jobs in the past year, up 30%. Other notable increased include 25,000 new jobs in Maryland, 12,000 in Michigan, and double-digit percentage increases in areas like Alabama, Nevada, and Oklahoma.
Apple says it employs over 90,000 people in all 50 U.S. states and is "on-track" to fulfill a commitment to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. over a five year period. Apple says it also supports 450,000 manufacturing and supply chain jobs through 9,000 American suppliers.
Apple's iOS App Store has come under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks, notably in a lawsuit filed by Epic Games against the company over claims its policies and 30% cut are unfair.
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