Fewer employed, fewer unemployed, that as the North Carolina seasonally adjusted unemployment rate landed at 6.9 percent in December, decreasing 0.5 of a percentage point from the previous month, and falling 2.5 percentage points from December 2012. Over the month, the number of persons unemployed fell by 21,097 (6.1%), while the civilian labor force declined by 1,880 (>-0.1%) to 4,656,304. Nationally, December