State average: $3.573/gallon (last year $3.871).
Upstate avg.: $3.581/gallon (last year $3.828).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.659; Citgo Wells $3.699; 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.
Statewide avg.: $3.919/gallon (last year $4.203).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.049 cash and $4.109 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $3.952/gallon (last year $4.161).
North Country avg.: $3.838/gallon (last year $3.954).
Statewide avg.: $2.936/gallon (last year $2.691).
North Country avg.: $3.279 (last year $2.969).
Average energy prices as of Dec. 2 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for 87-octane gasoline as of Dec. 2 are from Oil Price Information Service and NYSERDA.
LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
NYS: Oct. 2012 - 8.1%; Oct. 2013 - 7.5%
Hamilton County: Oct. 2012 - 7.1%; Oct. 2013 - 5.3%
Note: Hamilton County always has one of the highest unemployment rates in the winter and one of the lowest in the summer.