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Asheville Metro Economy Snapshot

December 2014 Year-over-Year Change

Decrease Unemployment Rate 1.0 percentage points
Increase Total Employment +3.3%
Increase Number of Homes Sold +32.0%
Increase Average Price of Homes Sold +19.5%
Increase Hotel/Motel Sales (Buncombe County) +11.3%
Increase Airport Activity - Total Passengers +4.6%
Decrease New Residential Permits (total units) -3.0%
Decrease Value of Building Permits -9.8%

Building Activity

Building Activity and Housing


Monthly Temperature Average

Crime Rates

Violent and Property Crime Rates

Cost of Living

Cost of Living