State average: $3.596/gallon (last year $3.711).
Upstate avg.: $3.625/gallon (last year $3.708).
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.: $4.144/gallon (last year $4.106).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.209 cash and $4.269 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $4.253/gallon (last year $4.135).
North Country avg.: $4.072/gallon (last year $4.007).
Statewide avg.: $3.553/gallon (last year $2.746).
North Country avg.: $3.978 (last year $3.028).
Average energy prices as of Feb. 3 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for 87-octane gasoline as of Feb. 3 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.
LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
NYS: Dec. 2012 - 8.2%; Dec. 2013 - 6.6%
Hamilton County: Dec. 2012 - 11.2%; Dec. 2013 - 9.1%
Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the lowest in the summer.