Local Energy And Unemployment Update 04/17/2013

GASOLINE

State average: $3.811/gallon (last year $4.121).

Upstate avg.: $3.801/gallon (last year $4.117).

Local: Citgo Inlet $3.899; Citgo Wells 3.999; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.899; Stewart's Long Lake $3.899; One Stop Indian Lake $3.919; Mountain Market Speculator $3.759 cash and $3.819 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.999.

DIESEL

Statewide avg.: $4.062/gallon (last year $4.282).

Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.369 cash and $4.429 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.

HEATING OIL

Statewide avg.: $4.086/gallon (last year $4.156).

North Country avg.: 3.971/gallon (last year $4.079).

PROPANE

Statewide avg.: $2.825/gallon (last year $3.111).

North Country avg.: $3.093 (last year $3.488).

Average energy prices as of April 15 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of April 15 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.

LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

NYS: Feb. 2012 - 9.1%; Feb. 2013 - 8.8%

Hamilton County: Feb. 2012 - 11.3%; Feb. 2013 - 12.2%

Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the lowest in the summer.