Local Energy And Unemployment Update

GASOLINE

State average: $3.898/gallon (last year $3.773).

Upstate avg.: $3.845/gallon (last year $3.711).

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 $3.859 cash and $3.909 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.929.

DIESEL

Statewide avg.: $3.983/gallon (last year $3.934).

Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.129 cash and $4.189 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.

HEATING OIL

Statewide avg.: $3.872/gallon (last year $3.786).

North Country avg.: $3.696/gallon (last year $3.662).

PROPANE

Statewide avg.: $2.659/gallon (last year $2.703).

North Country avg.: $2.835 (last year $3.056).

Average energy prices as of Aug. 12 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of Aug. 12 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%

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