January 28, 2019 / 4:11 PM / 6 months ago

Apple says spent $60 billion with U.S. suppliers in 2018

FILE PHOTO - The new Apple iPhone Xs is seen on display at the Apple Store in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Monday it spent $60 billion with 9,000 U.S. component suppliers and companies in 2018, an increase of more than 10 percent from the year earlier.

Apple said since 2011 the total number of jobs created and supported by the company in the United States had more than tripled from almost 600,000 to 2 million across all 50 states.

Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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