While Apple has been a raging financial success for years, the company in Cupertino, California has also been spreading the love through its app ecosystem — delivering $10 billion to developers in 2014 alone, which is a new record. To date, Apple reports that App Store developers have earned a total of $25 billion from the sale of apps and games.
That’s all well and good, but Apple has been compiling a lot more data — such as the number of jobs that Apple has created or supported in the United States — and publishes it on a special job creation page. For Apple fans, it’s interesting reading:
- Apple has created 1,027,000 U.S. jobs, 627,000 of which are attributable to the iOS ecosystem. Plus, Apple says there are 334,000 jobs at other companies resulting from Apple’s spending and growth. As for Apple in the U.S., the company has 66,000 employees.
- Apple has 30,000 retail employees at 265 Apple stores in the U.S. The average store has 100 locally hired employees. There’s more though: to build those stores Apple fed 20,000 construction-related jobs.
- There are 8,000 U.S.-based suppliers supporting Apple operations worldwide from 31 states.
- The Mac Pro is manufactured in the U.S. and a small company in Illinois has made millions producing the aluminum enclosure.
- Apple’s new campus will take three years to build, and during that time, support more than 12,000 full-time construction jobs.
- Apple also has 19,000 U.S.-based jobs supporting AppleCare with 8,000 of those employees working from home (undeniably cool). Apple has 28 call centers in 18 states.