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

Down 17.4 percent in 12 months

$1.71 in September 2012

$1.62 in August 2012

$2.07 in September 2011

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@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas

Up 6.3 percent in 12 months

$4.03 in September 2012

$3.82 in August 2012

$3.79 in September 2011



Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Up 3.5 percent in 12 months

$3.84 in September 2012

$3.75 in August 2012

$3.71 in September 2011



Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 8.3 percent in 12 months

$2.97 in September 2012

$3.01 in August 2012

$3.24 in September 2011



Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

(cash assistance)

Up 1.4 percent in 12 months

1,913 in September 2012

1,897 in August 2012

1,887 in September 2011



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



@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:Single-family homes sold by Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors

Number sold down 10.4 percent, price virtually unchanged in 12 months

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:112, median price $147,700 in September 2012

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:141, median price $153,900 in August 2012

125, median price $148,000 in September 2011



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

Number sold down 26.6 percent, price down 7.5 percent in 12 months

47, median price $74,000 in September 2012

70, median price $95,000 in August 2012

64, median price $80,000 in September 2011



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

91,900 in September 2012

90,500 in August 2012

91,500 in September 2011



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County

Down 0.1 percentage point in 12 months

8.8 percent in September 2012

8.9 percent in August 2012

8.9 percent in September 2011



Lewis County

Down 0.1 percentage point in 12 months

8.5 percent in September 2012

8.5 percent in August 2012

8.6 percent in September 2011



@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:St. Lawrence County

Down 0.3 percentage point in 12 months

9.5 percent in September 2012

10.7 percent in August 2012

9.8 percent in September 2011



Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott

and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Down 1.9 percent in 12 months

454,841 in September 2012

577,027 in August 2012

463,939 in September 2011



Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge

& Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp



Passengers at Watertown International Airport

(inbound and outbound)

Up 389 percent in 12 months

2,670 in September 2012

3,788 in August 2012

546 in September 2011



Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



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

per U.S. dollar)

Down 4.9 percent in 12 months

$0.98 on Sept. 21, 2012

$0.99 on Aug. 27, 2012

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:$1.03 on Sept. 23, 2011



Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



Due to updates in some categories, numbers may differ from previously published

prior month and year figures.

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