It’s time for a little bit of chest-thumping from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The giant has claimed that its innovation and technology has created or supported 629,000 jobs in Europe.

The announcement from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) came in the form of a dedicated web page it has put up that focuses on job creation.

According to the iPhone maker, there are “497,000 jobs directly attributable to the App Store” in Europe. Furthermore, the consumer electronics giant said that there are 280,500 members of the company’s paid developer program.

Meanwhile, the company also said that 132,000 jobs in Europe have been directly or indirectly supported by the iPhone-maker. Moreover, it said that 116,000 jobs in the region were created at other company’s because of Apple’s own growth. This is way more than the 16,000 employees the Cupertino, California-based giant has in the region. All in all, 629,000 jobs have been created or supported by Apple in Europe, it said.

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In terms of income, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that Europe-based developers have made $6.5 billion in income because of its app store, a big slice of the $20 billion the company said is the amount all developers in the world on its iOS platform have made. Furthermore, there are still an estimated 21,000 iOS developer jobs available in the region, the company noted.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that because of its “innovation and technology” this job growth in Europe has directly benefited coders, developers, entrepreneurs and others.

Furthermore, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that it expects the app economy of the Apple ecosystem to generate $16.5 billion in revenues for the GDP of Europe and $86 billion for the GDP of the whole world. It also divulged that this figure is increasing at 12% every year.

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