Is it a glimmer of hope or just more job seekers throwing in the towel?
North Carolina unemployment dropped slightly in June, but it likely does not signal the recession is finished exacting pain on the state's workers.
Joblessness fell to 11 percent from 11.1 percent in May, according to data released this morning by the N.C. Employment Security Commission.
The labor force, though, also declined by 10,347 workers during the month.
That indicates some people grew frustrated and gave up on finding a job altogether.