For a PDF report of current Economic Indicators click here: March 2013.
The Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area's unadjusted unemployment rate for March 2013 decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year. March 2013 total nonfarm employment in the Asheville MSA is up 3.6% (6,100 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; military personnel are excluded as are certain other types of government agency employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides more details on its website.