Based on a study by Analysis Group in February 2012, Apple has directly or indirectly created 307,250 U.S. jobs.* These jobs — spread across all 50 states — include thousands of jobs in numerous industries, from the people who create components for our products to the people who build the planes and trucks that carry them to our customers. For example, this figure also 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. Together with the 291,250 iOS jobs generated by the app economy, these 307,250 jobs make a total of 598,500 U.S. jobs created or supported by Apple.
Too bad that Americans are too stupid to realize how much we affect our economy by our purchase choices. While Apple does manufacture in China, I'd much rather buy Apple product than have all my money go to Korea.
50,250 jobs at Apple
257,000 jobs at other companies, in fields that include:
the development and manufacturing of components, materials, and equipment
professional, scientific, and technical services