Apps create 466,000 jobs in the U.S. since 2008

How important are apps in this new economy? According to new research from TechNet apps have created 466,000 jobs since 2008.

Of course, apps include jobs created from Apple’s App Store and all of the companies created when Apple first introduced the concept. The survey also includes Android, BlackBerry, Facebook and Windows Phone.

TechNet figures that about 155,000 of those jobs are tech related and include app developers and tech support personell. The other 311,000 jobs require tech-related skills and non-tech jobs.

The highest percentage of app-related jobs are in California (23.8%), New York (6.9%), Washington (6.4%), Texas (5.4%) and New Jersey (4.2%).