Mobile and Internet app growth has been scorchingly fast this
past year and that's creating jobs. There are now some 466,000
jobs in the U.S. 'App Economy,' up from zero in 2007, according
to a study released by TechNet, a bipartisan policy and political
network of technology CEOs promoting innovation as the key to a
sustainable, growing economy.
Though spread liberally across the country, New York City and
surrounding suburban counties is the top metro area for App Economy
jobs, though taken together, San Francisco and San Jose far exceed
the NYC metro area in total App Economy jobs.
When it comes to states, California leads the nation in App
Economy jobs, with nearly 1 in 4, though they're well established
in states as diverse as Florida, Georgia and Illinois, according to
the study, entitled "Where the
Fully two-thirds of App Economy jobs are outside of California,
Dr. Michael Mandel of South Mountain Economics found. Mandel
conducted the study for TechNet. The results suggest that
concentrations of App Economy jobs are likely to shift
geographically as the industry continues to evolve, TechNet
"The App Economy, along with the broad communications sector, has
been a leading source of hiring strength in an otherwise sluggish
labor market," Mandel, South Mountain Economics' president and
former chief economist for BusinessWeek, commented. "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."
"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,"
added Rey Ramsey, TechNet president and CEO.
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