Apple Claims to Have ‘Created or Supported’ 514,000 U.S. Jobs

As Mobile Marketing Watch reported on February 7th, the mobile industry is creating jobs at a record pace. Naturally, some of the biggest names in mobile are behind that job growth. And on Friday Apple told the world just how big of a player in job creation it really is.

This morning, Apple unveiled a new page on highlighting what Apple has contributed to job creation in the last decade.

According to Apple, the 514,000 jobs its created or supported “includes workers in Texas who manufacture processors for iOS products, Corning employees in Kentucky and New York who create the majority of the glass for iPhone, and FedEx and UPS employees.”

Apple also maintains that 210,000 iOS jobs have generated by today’s app economy.

In terms of Apple as an employer itself, the iPhone-maker’s workforce has ballooned from 10,000 in 2002 to almost 50,000 at the start of 2012.

To visit Apple’s new page, click here.