Local Energy And Unemployment Update

GASOLINE

State average: $3.681/gallon (last year $3.558).

Upstate avg.: $3.632/gallon (last year $3.527).

Local: Citgo Inlet $3.729; Citgo Wells $3.699; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.719; Stewart's Long Lake $3.719; One Stop Indian Lake $3.739; Mountain Market Speculator $3.699 cash and $3.759 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.799.

DIESEL

Statewide avg.: $3.892/gallon (last year $3.793).

Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.019 cash and $4.079 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.

HEATING OIL

Statewide avg.: $3.827/gallon (last year $3.674).

North Country avg.: $3.622/gallon (last year $3.658).

PROPANE

Statewide avg.: $2.642/gallon (last year $2.777).

North Country avg.: $2.829 (last year $3.088).

Average energy prices as of July 8 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of July 8 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.

LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

NYS: May 2012 - 7.9%; May 2013 - 7.3%

Hamilton County: May 2012 - 9.2%; May 2013 - 7.6%

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