Business North Carolina examines recent economic indicators in the state.
Hotel occupancy declined in December, though not as sharply as in 2012..
The number of December incorporations was up from the previous month.
Figures reported by airports based on December 2013 enplanements.
North Carolina unemployment rates fell to 6.9% in December, down from 7.4% the previous month. The U.S. rate was 6.7%.
Statewide taxable retail sales were down slightly from October to November.