State average: $3.614/gallon (last year $3.618).
Upstate avg.: $3.643/gallon (last year $3.677).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.759; Citgo Wells $3.759; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.759; Stewart's Long Lake $3.759; One Stop Indian Lake $3.779; Mountain Market Speculator $3.859 cash and $3.919 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.759.
Statewide avg.: $4.061/gallon (last year $4.089).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.259 cash and $4.319 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $4.128/gallon (last year $4.125).
North Country avg.: $3.997/gallon (last year $3.999).
Statewide avg.: $3.365/gallon (last year $2.738).
North Country avg.: $3.738 (last year $3.025).
Average energy prices as of Jan. 27 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for 87-octane gasoline as of Jan. 27 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.
LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
NYS: Nov. 2012 - 7.9%; Nov. 2013 - 6.9%
Hamilton County: Nov. 2012 - 9.9%; Nov. 2013 - 8.5%
Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the in the summer.