Business North Carolina examines recent economic indicators in the state.
The number of new vehicle registrations rose sharply in January.
The number of incorporations increased from 4,439 in December to 5,386 in January.
Figures reported by airports based on January 2014 enplanements.
The North Carolina unemployment rate fell to 6.7% in January, down from 6.9% the previous month. The U.S. rate was 6.6%.
Statewide taxable retail sales were up more than 9% over the previous December.