State average: $3.836/gallon (last year $4.001).
Upstate avg.: $3.812/gallon (last year $3.986).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.899; Citgo Wells $3.899; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.879; Stewart's Long Lake $3.879; One Stop Indian Lake $3.899; Mountain Market Speculator $3.859 cash and $3.909 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.929.
Statewide avg.: $4.056/gallon (last year $4.175).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.129 cash and $4.189 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $3.951/gallon (last year $4.025).
North Country avg.: $3.771/gallon (last year $3.827).
Statewide avg.: $2.684/gallon (last year $2.661).
North Country avg.: $2.925 (last year $2.964).
Average energy prices as of Sept. 16 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for regular gasoline (87 octane) as of Sept. 16 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.
LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
NYS: July 2012 - 8.9%; July 2013 - 7.6%
Hamilton County: July 2012 - 5.2%; July 2013 - 4.2%
Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the lowest in the summer. Hamilton County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state for July.