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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

March 2016 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate -0.2 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +3.0%
Increase Number of Homes Sold +16.8%
Increase Average Price of Homes Sold +19.0%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +25.3%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers TBD
Increase New Residential Permits (total units) +0.6%
Increase Value of Building Permits +24.4%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living