Asheville Area’s Hourly Wage Jumps

In a closely related breakthrough, Asheville’s average hourly earnings broke $20 for the first time. The rate jumped by nearly 6% from a year earlier; the largest percentage increase since 2008. At $20.20 an hour, Asheville’s average hourly earnings is sixth highest among the state’s metros. Asheville’s current unemployment rate, at 6.8%, is the lowest […]