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

Up 11.0 percent in 12 months

$1.72 in April 2013

$1.73 in March 2013

$1.55 in April 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets



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

Down 8.1 percent in 12 months

$3.75 in April 2013

$3.89 in March 2013

$4.08 in April 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Down 5.2 percent in 12 months

$3.82 in April 2013

$4.02 in March 2013

$4.03 in April 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 13.2 percent in 12 months

$3.02 in April 2013

$3.09 in March 2013

$3.48 in April 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



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

(cash assistance)

Up 1.6 percent in 12 months

2,055 in April2013

2,080 in March 2013

2,023 in April 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 25.9 percent, price up 11.4 percent in 12 months

63, median price $147,000 in April 2013

80, median price $136,500 in March 2013

85, median price $132,000 in April 2012

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

Number sold down 25.0 percent, price down 38.9 percent in 12 months

27, median price $46,750 in April 2013

33, median price $70,000 in March 2013

36, median price $76,500 in April 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)

Down virtually unchanged in 12 months

88,800 in April 2013

87,800 in March 2013

89,200 in April 2012

Unemployed rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County: Up 1.2 percentage points in 12 months

11.4 percent in April 2013

10.3 percent in March 2013

10.2 in April 2012

Lewis County: Up 0.1 percentage point in 12 months

10.3 percent in April 2013

11.4 percent in March 2013

10.2 percent in April 2012

St. Lawrence County: Down 0.4 percentage point in 12 months

9.8 percent in April 2013

10.8 percent in March 2013

10.2 percent in April 2012

Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott

and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Down 4.2 percent in 12 months

389,311 in April 2013

401,133 in March2013

406,364 in April 2012

Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge

& Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp



Passengers at Watertown International Airport

(inbound and outbound)

Virtually unchanged in 12 months

2,957 in April 2013

2,950 in March 2013

2,933 in April 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



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

Up 3.03 percent in 12 months

$1.02 on April 22, 2013

$1.02 on March 22, 2013

$0.99 on April 23, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars

Up 8.1 percent in 12 months

491 in April 2013

469 in March 2013

454 in April 2012

Trucks

Up 2.2 percent in 12 months

92 in April 2013

113 in March 2013

90 in April 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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