'App Economy’ Goes From 0 To 466,000 Jobs In Just Five Years
In 2007, Apple introduced the first iPhone, changing the way people receive information and connect with one another. Since then, the adoption rate for smartphones and tablet devices has increased significantly. In fact, the number of connected mobile devices outnumbered the human population in the United States in 2011, according to a study by CTIA –The Wireless Association, a Broadband for America Member. The boom in the smartphone market created the ‘app economy’ and has driven its extraordinary growth.
A study from TechNet shows that there are 466,000 jobs in the ‘app economy’ across the United States. “America’s app economy, which had zero jobs just five years ago before the iPhone was introduced – demonstrates that we can quickly create economic value and jobs through cutting-edge innovation,” said TechNet President and CEO Rey Ramsey.
States that topped the list in job creation represent nearly every corner of the United States and include California, New York, Washington, Texas, Illinois and Georgia.
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