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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

February 2016 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate -0.1 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +3.2%
Increase Number of Homes Sold +37.6%
Increase Average Price of Homes Sold +4.0%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +29.0%
Decrease Airport Activity - Total Passengers -4.8%
Increase New Residential Permits (total units) +31.3%
Increase Value of Building Permits +26.0%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living