Apple says it has created or supported 629,000 jobs in Europe

“Apple is today touting a lot of new stats regarding Apple’s contribution to European economies,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.

“The company has done similar things for the United States, in the past. For Europe, Apple claims to have created or supported 629,000 jobs across Europe, with over 500,000 of those representing the ‘app economy,'” Mayo reports. “Apple says this number is made up of employees whose jobs can be directly attributed to the App Store. Out of $20 billion in worldwide developer earnings, $6.5 billion has gone to European developers.”

Mayo reports, “Apple estimates the ‘app economy’ will add $86 billion to worldwide GDP this year.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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  1. Behold the power of a Apple.

    Granted, it takes more then one person to change the world but anyone who says SJ shouldn’t be one of the top individuals on the list who has is just wrong.

    Think Different!

  2. But… of the 280,500 members of Apple’s paid developer program, King and Supercell take 99% of the profits. That’s probably applicable worldwide, not just for Europe

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