Talk about the apps economy. Apple has a webpage that details the Apple economy and the number of jobs the company has created in the US. The number hovers at an astounding 514,000 with 47,000 jobs at Apple itself and 257,000 jobs at other related companies in fields like component sales, technical services, and even blogs like TUAW. There's another 210,000 app-related jobs that result from the iOS app store. You can see the full breakdown at Apple's website.
[Via Michael Gartenberg]