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Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers Up 8.2 percent in 12 months

$1.85 in September 2013

$1.82 in August 2013

$1.71 in September 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas Down 6.5 percent in 12 months

$3.77 in September 2013

$3.81 in August 2013

$4.03 in September 2012

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Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil Down 2.1 percent in 12 months

$3.76 in September 2013

$3.66 in August 2013

$3.84 in September 2012

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Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane Down 1.3 percent in 12 months

$2.93 in September 2013

$2.86 in August 2013

$2.97 in September 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

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Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties (cash assistance) Unchanged in 12 months

1,900 in September 2013

2,001 in August 2013

1,913 in September 2012

Source: Social Services Dept. of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

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Single-family homes sold by Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors Number sold up 5.4 percent, price up 1.8 percent in 12 months

118, median price $144,000 in September 2013

98, median price $161,000 in August 2013

112, median price $141,500 in September 2012

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Single-family homes sold by St. Lawrence Board of Realtors Number sold up 20 percent, price up 21.2 percent in 12 months

60, median price $88,500 in September 2013

61, median price $85,000 in August 2013

50, median price $73,000 in September 2012

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Source: Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors Inc. and St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors



Nonagricultural jobs in tri-county area (not including military positions) Virtually unchanged in 12 months

91,500 in September 2013

89,700 in August 2013

91,900 in September 2012



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County: Down 0.1 percentage point in 12 months

8.7 percent in September 2013

8.3 percent in August 2013

8.8 in September 2012



Lewis County: Down 0.2 percentage point in 12 months

8.4 percent in September 2013

8.2 percent in August 2013

8.6 percent in September 2012



St. Lawrence County: Down 1.0 percentage point in 12 months

8.5 percent in September 2013

9.1 percent in August 2013

9.5 percent in September 2012

Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott and Seaway International (Massena) bridges Down 2.4 percent in 12 months

451,311 in September 2013

586,670 in August 2013

462,327 in September 2012

Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp



Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound) Up 28.9 percent in 12 months

3,441 in September 2013

3,884 in August 2013

2,670 in September 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



U.S. Canadian dollar exchange rate (number of Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar) Up 5.1 percent in 12 months

$1.03 on Sept. 27, 2013

$1.05 on Aug. 27, 2013

$0.98 on Sept. 27, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars: Down 16.1 percent in 12 months

459 in September 2013

571 in August 2013

547 in September 2012

Trucks: Up 39.2 percent in 12 months

135 in September 2013

135 in August 2013

97 in September 2012

Source: Jefferson County Clerk’s Office



Due to updates in some categories, numbers may differ from previously published prior month and year figures.

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