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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

May 2014 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate 1.3 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +1.4%
Decrease Number of Homes Sold -0.3%
Increase Average Price of Homes Sold +4.7%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +8.9%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers +10.1%
Decrease New Residential Permits (total units) -24.0%
Increase Value of Building Permits +7.4%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living