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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

May 2015 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate -0.3 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +2.5%
Increase Number of Homes Sold +16.7%
Increase Average Price of Homes Sold +3.5%%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +17.9%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers +6.0%
Increase New Residential Permits (total units) +13.4%
Increase Value of Building Permits +10.0%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living