What kind of jobs are there in Asheville, NC?

Thanks to its location along the Blue Ridge Parkway, within driving distance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville is a popular tourist destination. As a result, the metro area has plenty of opportunities for those in the hospitality sector. The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of Asheville's top employers. The area's economy is also bolstered by health care, education, technology and manufacturing, as a result of employers like the Mission Health system, Buncombe County Public Schools, the Eaton Corp.'s electrical division and Ingles Markets Inc.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.

Asheville has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

0.6% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.