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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

February 2015 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate 0.8 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +4.4%
Increase Number of Homes Sold +13.3%
Decrease Average Price of Homes Sold -8.0%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +20.9%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers +12.8%
Increase New Residential Permits (total units) +7.6%
Decrease Value of Building Permits -1.8%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living