Shipping tonnage decreased in August.
August vehicle registrations dipped in the state compared to July.
August’s hotel occupancy rose slightly from July.
August incorporations dipped slightly from July.
Numbers are reported in 3 rolling months
Asheville's boardings saw the largest percent gain over last year's numbers.
Utilities' usage gained slightly in August over previous year's numbers.
Unemployment continues to inch downward.
Taxable retail sales decreased in July statewide.
The August unemployment rate decreased in 98 of North Carolina's 100 counties, increased in one and remained the same in one compared to the month before.