State average: $3.939/gallon (last year $3.952).
Upstate avg.: $3.911/gallon (last year $3.929).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.999; Citgo Wells 3.999; Stewart's Indian Lake $4.039; Stewart's Long Lake $4.039; One Stop Indian Lake $4.059; Mountain Market Speculator $3.979 cash and $4.039 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.109.
Statewide avg.: $4.171/gallon (last year $4.247).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.479 cash and $4.539 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $4.166/gallon (last year $4.159).
North Country avg.: 4.072/gallon (last year $4.066).
Statewide avg.: $2.813/gallon (last year $3.119).
North Country avg.: $3.082 (last year $3.494).
Average energy prices as of March 18 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of March 18 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.
LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
NYS: Jan. 2012 - 9.1%; Jan. 2013 - 9.4%
Hamilton County: Jan. 2012 - 11.4%; Jan. 2013 - 11.4%
Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the lowest in the summer.