Buncombe County Employment

Our map shows the change, in percent, of the latest available annual employment estimates. As of August 2014, there were 120,327 employed people in Buncombe County. This is down 1.6% from 122,343 employed people in the previous month.6

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Annual Changes in Buncombe County

This graph shows changes, in percent, of the number of average monthly employed people in Buncombe County over the past 10 years. Each point represents the change in the percent of employed people from the baseline year.

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Monthly Changes in Buncombe County

This is a more detailed look, showing monthly changes in the number of employed people in Buncombe County over the past 10 years.

YearMonthEmployment% Change
2014 August1 120,327 -1.6%
2014 July 122,343 +0.7%
2014 June 121,523 -0.9%
2014 May 122,646 +0.4%
2014 April 122,122 +1.0%
2014 March 120,871 +0.7%
2014 February 120,017 -0.5%
2014 January 120,616 +0.4%
2013 December 120,183 -0.9%
2013 November 121,262 -0.2%
2013 October 121,505 +0.2%
2013 September 121,237 +0.9%
2013 August 120,184 -1.1%
2013 July 121,483 +0.4%
2013 June 121,033 -0.1%
2013 May 121,099 +1.0%
2013 April 119,894 +1.6%
2013 March 117,979 +0.7%
2013 February 117,203 +0.2%
2013 January 116,947 -1.0%
2012 December 118,184 -1.1%
2012 November 119,493 -0.6%
2012 October 120,257 +0.1%
2012 September 120,112 +1.4%
2012 August 118,468 -1.0%
2012 July 119,695 +0.9%
2012 June 118,675 +0.1%
2012 May 118,566 +1.2%
2012 April 117,164 +1.0%
2012 March 115,976 +0.9%
2012 February 114,933 +0.1%
2012 January 114,817 -0.7%
2011 December 115,677 -1.0%
2011 November 116,797 -0.3%
2011 October 117,104 +0.4%
2011 September 116,581 +1.1%
2011 August 115,312 -1.6%
2011 July 117,172 +0.6%
2011 June 116,424 +0.2%
2011 May 116,230 +1.0%
2011 April 115,111 +0.4%
2011 March 114,608 +1.0%
2011 February 113,446 +0.8%
2011 January 112,552 -1.3%
2010 December 114,072 -1.0%
2010 November 115,252 -0.7%
2010 October 116,068 +0.8%
2010 September 115,195 +0.1%
2010 August 115,133 -0.5%
2010 July 115,656 +0.4%
2010 June 115,148 -0.0%
2010 May 115,157 +0.9%
2010 April 114,165 +1.8%
2010 March 112,190 +1.0%
2010 February 111,072 -0.2%
2010 January 111,315 -0.2%
2009 December 111,569 -1.4%
2009 November 113,170 0.0%
2009 October 113,123 +0.3%
2009 September 112,754 +0.3%
2009 August 112,392 -2.2%
2009 July 114,943 +2.2%
2009 June 112,468 0.0%
2009 May 112,412 +0.6%
2009 April 111,784 +0.7%
2009 March 110,979 -0.2%
2009 February 111,219 -0.3%
2009 January 111,534 -2.1%
2008 December 113,943 -1.4%
2008 November 115,565 -1.5%
2008 October 117,324 0.0%
2008 September 117,295 +0.4%
2008 August 116,791 -2.0%
2008 July 119,154 +1.1%
2008 June 117,857 +0.6%
2008 May 117,134 +0.2%
2008 April 116,847 +0.9%
2008 March 115,806 +0.3%
2008 February 115,491 +0.1%
2008 January 115,331 +0.1%
2007 December 115,223 -0.7%
2007 November 116,025 -0.6%
2007 October 116,681 -0.1%
2007 September 116,827 +1.1%
2007 August 115,515 -1.9%
2007 July 117,697 +0.8%
2007 June 116,794 +1.1%
2007 May 115,574 +1.0%
2007 April 114,391 -0.4%
2007 March 114,849 +1.3%
2007 February 113,359 -0.0%
2007 January 113,378 -3.2%
2006 December 117,095 -0.4%
2006 November 117,588 -0.4%
2006 October 118,115 +1.4%
2006 September 116,494 +0.6%
2006 August 115,790 -1.0%
2006 July 116,944 +1.3%
2006 June 115,390 +1.1%
2006 May 114,134 +0.2%
2006 April 113,936 +1.0%
2006 March 112,848 +1.4%
2006 February 111,264 -0.1%
2006 January 111,323 -0.3%
2005 December 111,613 -0.2%
2005 November 111,809 -0.8%
2005 October 112,682 +0.3%
2005 September 112,296 +0.3%
2005 August 111,977 -0.4%
2005 July 112,371 +1.9%
2005 June 110,282 +0.3%
2005 May 109,948 -0.0%
2005 April 109,987 -0.5%
2005 March 110,520 +1.1%
2005 February 109,359 +0.2%
2005 January 109,121 -0.6%
2004 December 109,754 -0.1%
2004 November 109,847 -0.1%
2004 October 109,982 +0.2%
2004 September 109,721 -0.4%
2004 August 110,171 -0.9%
2004 July 111,206 +1.8%
2004 June 109,230 +0.8%
2004 May 108,372 0.0%
2004 April 108,350 +1.1%
2004 March 107,122 +0.7%
2004 February 106,355 -0.1%
2004 January 106,442 0.0%