State of Our Workforce: Western North Carolina

AHBA Members and building industry business leaders are encouraged to take part in this collaborative survey addressing current and future workforce needs. The quality of our current and future workforce is increasingly seen as the most important factor in our … Continued

By the Numbers: August Housing Economic Update

Asheville, NC added 1,800 jobs over the past year. Since reaching a low of 161.80 thousand in February 2010, total non-farm payroll employment, 187.50 thousand, is currently 5.2% above its pre-recession peak level of 178.20 thousand. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is currently … Continued

By the Numbers: July Housing & Economic Report

In Asheville, NC, total permits year‐to‐date are down by 10.0% to 914. Single‐family permits are up by 13.0% to 748 but multifamily permits are down by 53.1% to 166. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in Asheville is currently 3.7%, 0.3 percentage point below … Continued