Economic Snapshot – November 2013

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

Up 8.2 percent in 12 months
$1.85 in September 2013
$1.82 in August 2013
$1.71 in September 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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

Down 6.5 percent in 12 months
$3.77 in September 2013
$3.81 in August 2013
$4.03 in September 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Down 2.1 percent in 12 months
$3.76 in September 2013
$3.66 in August 2013
$3.84 in September 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 1.3 percent in 12 months
$2.93 in September 2013
$2.86 in August 2013
$2.97 in September 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

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

Down 0.68 percent in 12 months
1,900 in September 2013
2,001 in August 2013
1,913 in September 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 5.4 percent, price up 1.8 percent in 12 months
118, median price $144,000 in September 2013
98, median price $161,000 in August 2013
112, median price $141,500 in September 2012

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

Number sold up 20 percent, price up 21.2 percent in 12 months
60, median price $88,500 in September 2013
61, median price $85,000 in August 2013
50, median price $73,000 in September 2012

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

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

Down 2.4 percent in 12 months
451,311 in September 2013
586,670 in August 2013
462,327 in September 2012

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

Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound)

Up 28.9 percent in 12 months
3,441 in September 2013
3,884 in August 2013
2,670 in September 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators

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

Up 5.1 percent in 12 months
$1.03 on Sept. 27, 2013
$1.05 on Aug. 27, 2013
$0.98 on Sept. 27, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.

New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars

Down 16.1 percent in 12 months
459 in September 2013
571 in August 2013
547 in September 2012

Trucks

Up 39.2 percent in 12 months
135 in September 2013
135 in August 2013
97 in September 2012

Source: Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

Due to updates in some categories, numbers may differ from previously published prior month and year figures.