Economy

Asheville Economy and Unemployment Rate

The Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area's unadjusted unemployment rate for December 2016 was 4.0% which decreased 0.1 percentage points year over year.

December 2016 total nonfarm employment in the Asheville MSA was up 0.8% (1,500 jobs) year over year with the Health Services & Private Education sector seeing a considerable increase in job growth.

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