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Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers

Up 18.08 percent in 12 months

$2.09 in February 2014

$2.05 in January 2014

$1.77 in February 2013

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets



Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of unleaded gas

Down 7.4 percent in 12 months

$3.63 in February 2014

$3.65 in January 2014

$3.92 in February 2013

Average NNY price for gallon of home heating oil

Up 3.19 percent in 12 months

$4.21 in February 2014

$4.00 in January 2014

$4.08 in February 2013

Average NNY price for gallon of residential propane

Up 37.38 percent in 12 months

$4.19 in February 2014

$3.75 in January 2014

$3.05 in February 2013

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



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

Up 6.95 percent in 12 months

2,201 in February 2014

2,124 in January 2014

2,058 in February 2013

Source: Jefferson, Lewis , St. Lawrence county social services depts.



Single-family homes sold by Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors

Number sold down 5.1 percent, price down 12.0 percent in 12 months

56, median price $118,750 in February 2014

57, median price $159,000 in January 2014

59, median price $135,000 in February 2013

Single-family homes sold by St. Lawrence Board of Realtors

Number sold down 31.0 percent, price down 1.3 percent in 12 months

20, median price $68,000 in February 2014

39, median price $88,000 in January 2014

29, median price $68,900 in February 2013

Source: Jefferson-Lewis and St. Lawrence county boards of realtors



Nonagricultural jobs in tri-county area

(not including military positions)

Number of jobs virtually unchanged in 12 months

88,100 in February 2014

86,900 in January 2014

88,200 in February 2013

Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County

Down 1.8 percentage points in 12 months

10.0 percent in January 2014

9.1 percent in December 2013

11.8 percent in January 2013

Lewis County

Down 1.9 percentage points in 12 months

10.2 percent in January 2014

8.9 percent in December 2013

12.1 percent in January 2013

St. Lawrence County

Down 1.9 percentage points in 12 months

9.5 percent in January 2014

8.1 percent in December 2013

11.4 percent in January 2013

Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Down 3.49 percent in 12 months

305,366 in February 2014

322,384 in January 2014

316,409 in February 2013

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



Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound)

Up 3.91 percent in 12 months

2,605 in February 2014

1,990 in January 2014

2,507 in February 2013

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



U.S. Canadian dollar exchange rate (number of Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar)

Up 7.8 percent in 12 months

$1.10 on Feb. 28, 2014

$1.11 on Jan. 31, 2014

$1.02 on Feb. 22, 2013

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars

Up 15.9 percent in 12 months

350 in February 2014

361 in January 2014

302 in February 2013

Trucks

Down 3.5 percent in 12 months

83 in February 2014

96 in January 2014

86 in February 2013

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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