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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

November 2015 Year-over-Year Change

Increase Unemployment Rate +0.2 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +1.3%
Increase Number of Homes Sold +19.1%
Increase Average Price of Homes Sold +13.4%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +14.2%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers +0.1%
Increase New Residential Permits (total units) +33.0%
Increase Value of Building Permits +22.2%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living