India will overtake the US as the worlds largest developer population centre by 2024, says a report that sheds new light on how the app sector could be a potential source of jobs for India going forward.
India has 1.6 million app economy jobs, as of August 2019, 39 per cent more than 1.2 million in 2016, said the report titled “The App Economy in India” by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI).
By comparison, the US had 2.246 million app economy jobs as of April 2019, and the European Union (plus Switzerland and Norway) had 2.093 million app economy jobs as of July 2019.
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At a discussion organised here on Thursday by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), Miachel Mandal from the PPI highlighted the key findings of the report.
To estimate the number of core app economy jobs, the report used a multi-step procedure based on data from the universe of online job postings.
Source: Economic Times