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YouTube’s Contribution To The US Economy Was $25 Billion In 2021, New Study Confirms

YouTube is commonly recognized as a platform that has made a significant contribution to the entire creator ecosystem.

Each year, the app manages to churn out billions that assist hundreds of creators, thanks to the company’s Partner Program initiative and more.

But did you ever wonder how much the company is contributing to the American economy? Well, there’s no reason to guess because a new study by Oxford is revealing all the details on the matter.

According to its latest findings, YouTube has managed to contribute a staggering $25 billion in terms of revenue generated for the US economy last year.

Oxford Economics' new revelations have surprised plenty, as other findings went on to prove that the firm also supported 425,000 jobs for Americans working full time.

This new report was published today and it sheds light on some very interesting insights regarding the leading social media platform. Who knew the app was doing so much in terms of supporting creators through various means.

An average of 6,000 different users of the app were taken into consideration for the study, along with creators, and other relevant firms. And that is what provided researchers with a huge data pool from which they could deduce their findings.

The news is being sought out as a huge advantage for the app, especially when other leading and competitive platforms are taken into consideration. For instance, TikTok, which is seen as a big rival, and even Meta, whose video tools are reigning supreme in the market.

YouTube providing a significant platform for creators to establish better earnings is definitely a win-win situation for many who look up to the app for their livelihood. Also, it’s another huge incentive to have some of the world’s biggest creators get on board.

This might be one of the biggest reasons why we’re seeing YouTube’s Shorts format turn out to be an archrival for TikTok. It’s not only because Shorts is so great or the fact that it can stand as a competitor on its own to the app. But it has a lot to do with the simple fact that it complements so many creators’ feed across an app where creators get the chance to build their own audience.

The better your channel, the more people would engage, and the greater your chances to monetize from all of your hard efforts. This is definitely one thing that TikTok creators are on the lookout for.

Soon, we could even see some of TikTok’s biggest stars migrate toward YouTube for this particular reason.

On the other hand, the study also took a closer look at companies that were trying to make the most of the app with huge insights into how small brands managed to gain benefits by creating a great presence on the platform.

We believe the whole study is super interesting and engaging, providing so many people with information about YouTube and how it continually fuels the competitive economy of creators on a regular basis.

Today, it’s the battle for the best video content and so far, the app is doing great.
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