iOS App Economy Adds 300,000 New US Jobs Despite The Pandemic

Apple today announced that its iOS app economy has created nearly 300,000 new jobs since April of this year, helping to provide economic opportunities for Americans of all ages despite the COVID-19 pandemic proceeds to create immense challenges and uncertainty for communities across the United States.

The App Store ecosystem now supports more than 2.1 million US jobs across all 50 states — an increase of 15 percent since last year — as part of the 2.7 million jobs Apple supports across the country.

One app, Caribu, have seen their team tripled in size, from 4 employees to 12, contributing to the 17,000 new app economy jobs in Florida. "We’ve had incredible growth in the last year, and we’ve massively expanded our team to meet demand,” said Caribu co-founders Maxeme Tuchman. "The App Store has given us a platform on which we can do both,” he says.

Elsewhere, the iOS app economy added 36,000 new jobs in the past year in the State of Texas, an increase of nearly 30 percent. Meantime, Maryland added 25,000 new app economy jobs since last year, Michigan added 12,000 new app economy jobs, growing 34 percent since last year, and many smaller states, including Alabama, Nevada, and Oklahoma, saw double-digit increases within app economy jobs during the same time period.

Apple concludes by touting that it employs over 90,000 employees across all 50 states. The company is on track to fulfill its commitment to contribute $350 billion in the US over a five-year period. Apple also supports 450,000 manufacturing and supply chain jobs through its work with 9,000 American suppliers.

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