State average: $3.706/gallon (last year $3.958).
Upstate avg.: $3.734/gallon (last year $3.925).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.799; Citgo Wells $3.799; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.839; Stewart's Long Lake $3.839; One Stop Indian Lake $3.839; Mountain Market Speculator $3.859 cash and $3.919 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.769.
Statewide avg.: $4.354/gallon (last year $4.235).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.349 cash and $4.409 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $4.337/gallon (last year $4.197).
North Country avg.: $4.217/gallon (last year $4.098).
Statewide avg.: $3.771/gallon (last year $2.802).
North Country avg.: $4.213 (last year $3.083).
Average energy prices as of March 10 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for 87-octane gasoline as of March 10 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.