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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

January 2015 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate 0.5 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +3.7%
Increase Number of Homes Sold +7.0%
Increase Average Price of Homes Sold +21.6%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +20.8%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers +11.4%
Increase New Residential Permits (total units) +4.4%
Increase Value of Building Permits +8.7%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living