The report titled Facebook's Global Economic Impact, analyses how Facebook's marketing, platform and connectivity effects have facilitated growth and jobs around the world.
    
Commissioned by Facebook, the study estimates that the company, with an approximately USD 8 billion cost base, enabled global economic impact of USD 227 billion and 4.5 million jobs around the world in 2014, the social networking giant said in a statement.
    
"Across the world there is a greater urgency about creating jobs. The good news is that the tech industry is powering the economy and creating jobs within and beyond its own campuses. Every day, businesses of all sizes, sectors, and skill sets are using the Facebook platform to grow and expand," Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said.
    
The report also examined how Facebook stimulates economic impact by providing tools for marketers, a platform for app developers and demand for connectivity.