Energy And Unemployment Update -- 03/12/2014

GASOLINE

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.

DIESEL

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.

HEATING OIL

Statewide avg.: $4.337/gallon (last year $4.197).

North Country avg.: $4.217/gallon (last year $4.098).

PROPANE

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.