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Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers Up 1.6 percent in 12 months

$1.85 in October 2013

$1.85 in September 2013

$1.82 in October 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas Down 10.4 percent in 12 months

$3.62 in October 2013

$3.77 in September 2013

$4.04 in October 2012

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Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil Down 4.1 percent in 12 months

$3.77 in October 2013

$3.76 in September 2013

$3.93 in October 2012

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Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane Unchanged in 12 months

$2.96 in October 2013

$2.93 in September 2013

$2.96 in October 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

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Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties (cash assistance) Up 3.0 percent in 12 months

2,031 in October 2013

1,900 in September 2013

1,972 in October 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 down 2.9 percent, price down 8.4 percent in 12 months

101, median price $142,000 in October 2013

118, median price $144,000 in September 2013

104, median price $155,100 in October 2012

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Single-family homes sold by St. Lawrence Board of Realtors Number sold down 9.5 percent, price up 21.6 percent in 12 months

57, median price $90,000 in October 2013

62, median price $86,750 in September 2013

63, median price $74,000 in October 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

91,600 in October 2013

91,500 in September 2013

91,300 in October 2012



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County: Down 0.7 percentage point in 12 months

8.7 percent in October 2013

8.7 percent in September 2013

9.4 in October 2012



Lewis County: Down 0.8 percentage point in 12 months

8.0 percent in October 2013

8.4 percent in September 2013

8.8 percent in October 2012



St. Lawrence County: Down 1.1 percentage points in 12 months

8.3 percent in October 2013

8.5 percent in September 2013

9.4 percent in October 2012

Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott and Seaway International (Massena) bridges Up 4.4 percent in 12 months

444,750 in October 2013

451,311 in September 2013

425,914 in October 2012

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



Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound) Up 18.1 percent in 12 months

3,737 in October 2013

3,441 in September 2013

3,164 in October 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



U.S. Canadian dollar exchange rate (number of Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar) Up 4.0 percent in 12 months

$1.04 on Oct. 29, 2013

$1.03 on Sept. 30, 2013

$1.00 on Oct. 29, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



New automobiles registered in Jefferson County Cars: Up 4.6 percent in 12 months

459 in October 2013

494 in September 2013

439 in October 2012

Trucks: Down 8.2 percent in 12 months

112 in October 2013

135 in September 2013

122 in October 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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