Economy

Asheville Economy and Unemployment Rate

The Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area's unadjusted unemployment rate for May 2017 was 3.5% which decreased 0.2 percentage points year over year.

May 2017 total nonfarm employment in the Asheville MSA was up 1.8% (3,400 jobs) year over year with the Professional & Business Services and Health Services & Private Education sectors seeing a considerable increase in job growth.

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