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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

August 2014 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate 0.7percentage points
Increase Total Employment +1.8%
Decrease Number of Homes Sold -3.0%
Decrease Average Price of Homes Sold -9.1%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +16.0%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers +9.8%
Increase New Residential Permits (total units) +14.8%
Increase Value of Building Permits +25.0%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living