State average: $3.606/gallon (last year $3.822).
Upstate avg.: $3.617/gallon (last year $3.808).
Local: Citgo Inlet $3.699; Citgo Wells $3.699; Stewart's Indian Lake $3.719; Stewart's Long Lake $3.719; One Stop Indian Lake $3.739; Mountain Market Speculator $3.669 cash and $3.719 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $3.709.
Statewide avg.: $3.949/gallon (last year $4.202).
Local: Mountain Market Speculator $4.049 cash and $4.109 credit; Casey's Corner Piseco $4.259.
Statewide avg.: $3.974/gallon (last year $4.159).
North Country avg.: $3.857/gallon (last year $3.971).
Statewide avg.: $2.938/gallon (last year $2.696).
North Country avg.: $3.309 (last year $2.961).
Average energy prices as of Dec. 9 are from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Statewide and North Country prices for 87-octane gasoline as of Dec. 9 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.