Economic Snapshot – October 2012

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

Down 3.2 percent in 12 months
$1.82 in October 2012
$1.71 in September 2012
$1.88 in October 2011

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas
Up 10.7 percent in 12 months
$4.04 in October 2012
$4.03 in September 2012
$3.65 in October 2011

Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil
Up 5.7 percent in 12 months
$3.92 in October 2012
$3.84 in September 2012
$3.71 in October 2011

Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane
Down 10.6 percent in 12 months
$2.96 in October 2012
$2.97 in September 2012
$3.31 in October 2011

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties (cash assistance)
p 3.5 percent in 12 months
1,972 in October 2012
1,913 in September 2012
1,905 in October 2011

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

Single-family homes sold by Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors
Number sold down 2.9 percent, price up 11.7 percent in 12 months
99, median price $156,500 in October 2012
113, median price $145,500 in September 2012
102, median price $140,150 in October 2011

Single-family homes sold by St. Lawrence Board of Realtors
Number sold up 5.5 percent, price down 5.3 percent in 12 months
58, median price $75,750 in October 20112
49, median price $72,000 in September 2012
55, median price $80,000 in October 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
91,800 in October 2012
91,700 in September 2012
91,900 in October 2011

Unemployed rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County
Up 0.3 percentage points in 12 months
9.4 in October 2012
8.9 in September 2012
9.1 in October 2011

Lewis County
Up 0.1 percentage point in 12 months
8.7 in October 2012
8.5 in September 2012
8.6 in October 2011

St. Lawrence County
Up 0.2 percentage points in 12 months
9.7 in October 2012
9.5 in September 2012
9.5 in October 2011

Source: NYS Department of Labor

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

Down 1.3 percent in 12 months
425,914 in October 2012
454,841 in September 2012
431,324 in October 2011

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

Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound)
Up 404.6 percent in 12 months
3,164 in October 2012
2,670 in September 2012
627 in October 2011

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators

U.S. Canadian dollar exchange rate (number of Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar)
Unchanged in 12 months
$0.99 on Oct. 26, 2012
$0.98 on Sept. 21, 2012
$0.99 on Oct. 28, 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.