State average: $3.704/gallon (last year $4.093).
Upstate avg.: $3.698/gallon (last year $4.083).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.759; Citgo Wells 3.799; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.799; Stewart's Long Lake $3.799; One Stop Indian Lake $3.819; Mountain Market Speculator $3.759 cash and $3.819 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.899.
Statewide avg.: $3.982/gallon (last year $4.245).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.169 cash and $4.129 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $3.989/gallon (last year $4.125).
North Country avg.: 3.862/gallon (last year $4.047).
Statewide avg.: $2.788/gallon (last year $3.905).
North Country avg.: $3.056 (last year $3.483).
Average energy prices as of April 29 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of April 29 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.
LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
NYS: March 2012 - 8.7%; March 2013 - 8.1%
Hamilton County: March 2012 - 12.4%; March 2013 - 12.0%
Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the lowest in the summer