Tech Rising: Mobile Apps Have Created a Half Million Jobs

A recent study provides new information about the “App Economy” – including the fact that apps have created nearly 500,000 jobs since 2007.

tech-rising-mobile-apps-have-created-half-a-million-jobsAccording to a recent study conducted by TechNet, a bipartisan network of tech sector CEOs, the mobile app industry has added 466,000 jobs to the U.S. economy – up from zero in 2007.

The top geography for app-related employment is NYC and the surrounding suburbs. California, on the other hand, leads the list of App Economy state with approximately 1 in 4 apps jobs located in the state. But on the whole, App Economy jobs are distributed across the nation – Georgia, Florida, Illinois and other areas are also noted centers of App Economy employment.

“America’s App Economy – which had zero jobs just 5 years ago before the iPhone was introduced – demonstrates that we can quickly create economic value and jobs through cutting-edge innovation,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet.

“Today, the App Economy is creating jobs in every part of America, employing hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers today and even more in the years to come.”

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