Unique Asheville: Reason to leave Asheville

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    Asheville has wonderful mountains, a vibrant culture, great food and drink … and no jobs. At least that’s the feeling of our readership. Statistically, the Asheville area’s unemployment is among the lowest in the state. But that doesn’t tell the whole story: The average worker’s pay here is $97 less a week than the state average, leaving many Ashevilleans feeling like they’ve no hope of making ends meet, even if they’re employed. — D.F.