Local Energy And Unemployment Update

GASOLINE

State average: $3.521/gallon (last year $3.885).

Upstate avg.: $3.539/gallon (last year $3.845).

Local: Citgo Inlet $3.659; Citgo Wells $3.709; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.679; Stewart's Long Lake $3.679; One Stop Indian Lake $3.699; Mountain Market Speculator $3.609 cash and $3.669 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.709.

DIESEL

Statewide avg.: $3.891/gallon (last year $4.171).

Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.049 cash and $4.109 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.

HEATING OIL

Statewide avg.: $3.903/gallon (last year $3.932).

North Country avg.: $3.778/gallon (last year $3.926).

PROPANE

Statewide avg.: $2.881/gallon (last year $2.682).

North Country avg.: $3.173 (last year $2.973).

Average energy prices as of Nov. 25 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for 87-octane gasoline as of Nov. 25 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.

LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

NYS: Aug. 2012 - 8.5%; Aug. 2013 - 7.5%

Hamilton County: Aug. 2012 - 5%; Aug. 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. It had the lowest unemployment rate in the state for August.