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February 7, 2012

"App Economy" created nearly 500,000 jobs: study

A new study from TechNet, a bipartisan advocacy group in Washington for technology companies, says that the growth of "apps" -- from Facebook games to iPhone apps -- has generated nearly 500,000 jobs in the United States since 2007.

This study from TechNet is among the first to grapple with job creation tied to apps that include both mobile and Facebook platforms. Last fall, the University of Maryland released a study that estimated that the Facebook App Economy alone generated 183,000 new jobs.

The TechNet study breaks down the U.S. by state and region, in terms of app job density -- apps created about 466,000 jobs in the country.

(Baltimore accounts for nearly 1 percent of App Economy jobs, per the study. You'll find that number in the full report, attached below.)

Top U.S. Metro Areas With Highest Percentage of App Economy Jobs

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island………………….. 9.2%

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont………………………. 8.5%

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara……………………… 6.3%

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue……………………………….. 5.7%

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana………………….. 5.1%

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria………………………. 4.8%

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet……………………………….. 3.5%

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy……………………………… 3.5%

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta………………………… 3.3%

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington……………………………… 2.6%

Top Ten States for App Economy Jobs (Percentage)

California…………………………………………………… 23.8%

New York…………………………………………………… 6.9%

Washington………………………………………………… 6.4%

Texas……………………………………………………….. 5.4%

New Jersey………………………………………………… 4.2%

Illinois……………………………………………………….. 4.0%

Massachusetts…………………………………………….. 3.9%

Georgia……………………………………………………… 3.7%

Virginia……………………………………………………… 3.5%

Florida………………………………………………………. 3.1%

Below is the TechNet study:

TechNet App Economy Jobs Study


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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 12:03 PM | | Comments (1)
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Too bad Apple takes 30% off the top and rules it with an iron fist. And for every Angry Birds, there are 100,000 also rans.

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About Gus G. Sentementes
Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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