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

Up 0.49 percent in 12 months

$2.05 in December 2013

$1.94 in November 2013

$2.04 in December 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets



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

Down 1.9 percent in 12 months

$3.65 in December 2013

$3.55 in November 2013

$3.72 in December 2012



Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Down 1.8 percent in 12 months

$3.89 in December 2013

$3.78 in November 2013

$3.96 in December 2012



Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Up 17.8 percent in 12 months

$3.50 in December 2013

$3.15 in November 2013

$2.97 in December 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



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

Up 4.05 percent in 12 months

2,053 in December 2013

2,035 in November 2013

1,973 in December 2012

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



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

Number sold down 13.4 percent, price down 7.2 percent in 12 months

84, median price $129,950 in December 2013

94, median price $126,250 in November 2013

97, median price $140,000 in December 2012



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

Number sold up 4.3 percent, price down 4.5 percent in 12 months

49, median price $80,500 in December 2013

46, median price $74,500 in November 2013

47, median price $77,000 in December 2012

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



Nonagricultural jobs in tri-county area

(not including military positions)

Number of jobs up 0.11 percent in 12 months

90,300 in December 2013

90,800 in November 2013

90,200 in December 2012



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)



Jefferson County

Down 1.7 percentage points in 12 months

9.1 percent in December 2013

9.0 percent in November 2013

10.8 percent in December 2012



St. Lawrence County

Down 3.0 percentage points in 12 months

8.1 percent in December 2013

8.3 percent in November 2013

11.1 percent in December 2012



Lewis County

Down 2.0 percentage points in 12 months

8.1 percent in December 2013

8.3 percent in November 2013

10.1 percent in December 2012

Source: NYS Department of Labor



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

Down 3.3 percent in 12 months

363,131 in December 2013

402,876 in November 2013

375,380 in December 2012

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



Passengers at Watertown International Airport

(inbound and outbound)

Down 1.1 percent in 12 months

2,983 in December 2013

3,117 in November 2013

3,017 in December 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



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

Up 7.0 percent in 12 months

$1.06 on Dec. 31, 2013

$1.06 on Nov. 29, 2013

$0.99 on Dec. 31, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



New automobiles registered in Jefferson County



Cars

Up 13.0 percent in 12 months

357 in December 2013

345 in November 2013

316 in December 2012



Trucks

Down 12.6 percent in 12 months

76 in December 2013

84 in November 2013

87 in December 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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