State average: $3.675/gallon (last year $4.046).
Upstate avg.: $3.668/gallon (last year $4.041).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.759; Citgo Wells 3.799; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.759; Stewart's Long Lake $3.759; One Stop Indian Lake $3.779; Mountain Market Speculator $3.759 cash and $3.819 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.899.
Statewide avg.: $3.934/gallon (last year $4.221).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.019 cash and $4.079 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $3.908/gallon (last year $4.097).
North Country avg.: 3.782/gallon (last year $4.005).
Statewide avg.: $2.766/gallon (last year $3.045).
North Country avg.: $2.977 (last year $3.479).
Average energy prices as of May 6 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of May 6 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.