State average: $3.863/gallon (last year $3.735).
Upstate avg.: $3.836/gallon (last year $3.668).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.959; Citgo Wells $3.899; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.899; Stewart's Long Lake $3.899; One Stop Indian Lake $3.899; Mountain Market Speculator $3.899 cash and $3.959 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.929.
Statewide avg.: $3.971/gallon (last year $3.901).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $3.969 cash and $4.029 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $3.851/gallon (last year $3.731).
North Country avg.: $3.644/gallon (last year $3.653).
Statewide avg.: $2.626/gallon (last year $2.716).
North Country avg.: $2.841 (last year $3.073).
Average energy prices as of July 29 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of July 29 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.
LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
NYS: June 2012 - 8.7%; June 2013 - 7.6%
Hamilton County: June 2012 - 6.7%; June 2013 - 6.0%
Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the lowest in the summer.