For a PDF report of current Economic Indicators click here: August 2013 .
The Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area's unadjusted unemployment rate for August 2013 decreased 1.5 percentage points year over year.
August 2013 total nonfarm employment in the Asheville MSA is up 1.8% (3,000 jobs) year over year with the Leisure & Hospitality industry continuing to see a considerable increase in job growth.
What is Total Nonfarm Employment? Total nonfarm employment refers to persons counted on establishment payrolls by a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. The data excludes proprietors, unincorporated self-employed, unpaid volunteers or family workers, farm workers, and domestic workers. Government employment in this measurement covers only civilian employees.