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Stats of our lives: Facebook's economic stimulus

Facebook's $15 billion economic stimulus — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

$12.2 billion to $15.7 billionAmount that Facebook apps have pumped into the U.S. economy this year through wages and benefits for those working on apps

182,000 to 235,644Number of jobs the app economy has created

150,000Approximate number of jobs that must be created each month just to keep up with U.S. population growth

Sources: GuardianLos Angeles Times