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

Up 12.02 percent in 12 months

$2.05 in January 2014

$2.05 in December 2013

$1.83 in January 2013

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets



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

Down 1.08 percent in 12 months

$3.65 in January 2014

$3.65 in December 2013

$3.69 in January 2013



Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Up 0.25 percent in 12 months

$4.00 in January 2014

$3.89 in December 2013

$3.99 in January 2013



Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Up 24.58 percent in 12 months

$3.75 in January 2014

$3.50 in December 2013

$3.01 in January 2013

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



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

Up 2.26 percent in 12 months

2,124 in January 2014

2,035 in December 2013

2,077 in January 2013

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



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

Number sold down 22.9 percent, price up 14.0 percent in 12 months

54, median price $159,450 in January 2014

87, median price $129,900 in December 2013

70, median price $139,900 in January 2013



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

Number sold down 19.1 percent, price down 0.6 percent in 12 months

38, median price $87,000 in January 2014

49, median price $80,500 in December 2013

47, median price $87,500 in January 2013

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 1.05 percent in 12 months

86,900 in January 2014

90,300 in December 2013

86,000 in January 2013



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County

Down 18.7 percentage points in 12 months

10.0 percent in January 2014

9.1 percent in December 2013

12.3 percent in January 2013



Lewis County

Down 25.2 percentage points in 12 months

9.5 percent in January 2014

8.1 percent in December 2013

12.7 percent in January 2013



St. Lawrence County

Down 15.7 percentage point in 12 months

10.2 percent in January 2014

8.1 percent in December 2013

12.1 percent in January 2013

Source: NYS Department of Labor



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

Down 3.33 percent in 12 months

322,384 in January 2014

363,131 in December 2013

333,476 in January 2013

Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, O.B.P.A, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp



Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound)

Down 34.04 percent in 12 months

1,990 in January 2014

2,983 in December 2013

3,017 in January 2013

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



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

Up 9.9 percent in 12 months

$1.11 on Jan. 31, 2014

$1.06 on Dec. 31, 2013

$1.01 on Jan. 31, 2013

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars

Up 6.2 percent in 12 months

361 in January 2014

357 in December 2013

340 in January 2013

Trucks

Down 14.3 percent in 12 months

96 in January 2014

76 in December 2013

112 in January 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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