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NORTHERN NEW YORK ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT

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

Up 8.1 percent in 12 months

$1.73 in March 2013

$1.77 in February 2013

$1.60 in March 2012

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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

Down 2.0 percent in 12 months

$3.89 in March 2013

$3.92 in February 2013

$3.97 in March 2012



Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Down 1.5 percent in 12 months

$4.02 in March 2013

$4.08 in February 2013

$4.08 in March 2012



Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 11.5 percent in 12 months

$3.09 in March 2013

$3.05 in February 2013

$3.49 in March 2012



Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



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

(cash assistance)

Up 7.5 percent in 12 months

2,080 in March 2013

2,058 in February 2013

1,935 in March 2012



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



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

Number sold up 18.5 percent, price virtually unchanged in 12 months

77, median price $135,000 in March 2013

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:58, median price $133,750 in February 2013

65, median price $136,000 in March 2012



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

Number sold down 10.8 percent, price down 6.7 percent in 12 months

33, median price $70,000 in March 2013

29, median price $68,900 in February 2013

37, median price $75,000 in March 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)

Virtually unchanged in 12 months

87,700 in March 2013

87,500 in February 2013

88,300 in March 2012



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County

Down 0.1 percentage point in 12 months

11.5 percent in March 2013

12.2 percent in February 2013

11.6 percent in March 2012



Lewis County

Up 0.3 percentage point in 12 months

12.3 percent in March 2013

13.2 percent in February 2013

12.0 percent in March 2012



@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:St. Lawrence County

Down 0.5 percentage point in 12 months

10.8 percent in March 2013

11.4 percent in February 2013

11.3 percent in March 2012



Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott

and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Up 1.2 percent in 12 months

401,133 in March 2013

316,409 in February 2013

396,385 in March 2012



Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge

& Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp



Passengers at Watertown International Airport

(inbound and outbound)

Up 3.1 percent in 12 months

2,950 in March 2013

2,507 in February 2013

2,861 in March 2012



Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



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

per U.S. dollar)

Up 3.0 percent in 12 months

$1.02 on March 22, 2013

$1.02 on Feb. 22, 2013

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:$0.99 on March 23, 2012



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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