Economic Snapshot – Sept. 2014

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

Up 19.1 percent in 12 months
July 2014 $2.18
June 2014 $2.17
July 2013 $1.83

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture

Average NNY price for gallon of regular unleaded gas

Up 1.1 percent in 12 months
July 2014 $3.80
June 2014 $3.80
July 2013 $3.76

Average NNY price for gallon of home heating oil

Up 3.0 percent in 12 month
July 2014 $3.78
June 2014 $3.84
July 2013 $3.67

Average NNY price for gallon of residential propane

Up 5.6 percent in 12 months
July 2014 $3.00
June 2014 $3.00
July 2013 $2.84

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors single-family home sales

Number sold down 5.8 percent in 12 months, price down 6.4 percent in 12 months
113, median price $139,000 in July 2014
115, median price $139,000 in June 2014
120, median price $148,450 in July 2013

Source: Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors Inc.

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

Up 5.3 percent in 12 months
564,476 in July 2014
481,219 in June 2014
536,036 in July 2013

Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, Seaway International Bridge Corp.

U.S.-Canadian dollar exchange rate (Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar)

Up 5.8 percent in 12 months
$1.09 on July 31, 2014
$1.07 on June 30, 2014
$1.03 on July 31, 2013

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.

Nonagriculture jobs in the Jefferson-Lewis-St. Lawrence counties area, not including military positions

89,000 in July 2014
91,300 in June 2014
89,000 in July 2013

Source: NYS Department of Labor

St. Lawrence Board of Realtors single-family home sales

Number sold down 24.0 percent in 12 months, price down 5.2 percent in 12 months
54, median price $91,000 in July 2014
57, median price $97,000 in June 2014
71, median price $96,000 in July 2013

Source: St. Lawrence Board of Realtors Inc.

New automobiles (cars and trucks) registered in Jefferson County

Cars

Up 7.7 percent in 12 months
571 in July 2014
615 in June 2014
530 in July 2013

Trucks

Down 13.6 percent in 12 months
114 in July 2014
113 in June 2014
132 in July 2013

Source: Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

Passengers at Watertown International Airport

Up 13.3 percent in 12 months
4,574 inbound and outbound in July 2014
3,270 inbound and outbound in June 2014
4,036 inbound and outbound in July 2013

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators

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

Increased in 12 months
2,302 in July 2014
2,322 in June 2014
2,008 in July 2013

Source: Social Service Depts. of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County
Down 1.4 percentage points in 12 months
7.3 percent in July 2014
7.1 percent in June 2013
8.7 percent in July 2013

Lewis County
Down 1.4 percentage points in 12 months
7.1 percent in July 2014
7.0 percent in June 2013
8.5 percent in July 2013

St. Lawrence County
Down 1.2 percentage point in 12 months
8.3 percent in July 2014
7.8 percent in June 2013
9.5 percent in July 2013

Source: NYS Department of Labor

Economic Snapshot – April 2014

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

Up 18.08 percent in 12 months
$2.09 in February 2014
$2.05 in January 2014
$1.77 in February 2013
Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets [Read more…]

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 [Read more…]

Economic Snapshot – Sept. 2013

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

Up 19.6 percent in 12 months
$1.83 in July 2013
$1.83 in June 2013
$1.53 in July 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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

Up 4.4 percent in 12 months
$3.76 in July 2013
$3.66 in June 2013
$3.60 in July 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

No change in 12 months
$3.67 in July 2013
$3.62 in June 2013
$3.66 in July 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 7.2 percent in 12 months
$2.84 in July 2013
$2.82 in June 2013
$3.06 in July 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

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

Up 7.7 percent in 12 months
2,008 in July 2013
2,007 in June 2013
1,864 in July 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 10.2 percent, price up 29.3 percent in 12 months
115, median price $148,000 in July 2013
119, median price $155,000 in June 2013
128, median price $114,500 in July 2012

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

Number sold up 10.3 percent, price up 6.3 percent in 12 months
64, median price $93,500 in July 2013
54, median price $89,200 in June 2013
58, median price $88,000 in July 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)

Unchanged in 12 months
89,600 in July 2013
91,100 in June 2013
89,400 in July 2012

Unemployed rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County
Down 1.0 percentage points in 12 months
8.5 percent in July 2013
8.8 percent in June 2013
9.5 in July 2012

Lewis County
Down 0.8 percentage points in 12 months
8.4 percent in July 2013
9.0 percent in June 2013
9.2 percent in July 2012

St. Lawrence County
Down 1.7 percentage point in 12 months
9.3 percent in July 2013
9.6 percent in June 2013
11.0 percent in July 2012

Source: NYS Department of Labor

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

Down 5.6 percent in 12 months
536,036 in July 2013
461,633 in June 2013
567,942 in July 2012

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

Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound)

Up 12.8 percent in 12 months
4,036 in July 2013
3,303 in June 2013
3,579 in July 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators

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

Up 2.0 percent in 12 months
$1.03 on July 26, 2013
$1.05 on June 26, 2013
$1.01 on July 26, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.

New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars
Up 20.7 percent in 12 months
530 in July 2013
551 in June 2013
439 in July 2012

Trucks
Up 33.3 percent in 12 months
132 in July 2013
167 in June 2013
99 in July 2012

Source: Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

New vehicle registrations – Jefferson County – July 2013

 

Economic Snapshot – Aug. 2013

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

Up 21.2 percent in 12 months
$1.83 in June 2013
$1.73 in May 2013
$1.51 in June 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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

No change in 12 months
$3.66 in June 2013
$3.66 in May 2013
$3.66 in June 2012

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Economic Snapshot – July 2013

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

Up 11.0 percent in 12 months
$1.73 in May 2013
$1.72 in March 2013
$1.56 in May 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets [Read more…]

New vehicle registrations – Jefferson County – June 2013

Economic Snapshot – June 2013

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 [Read more…]

Economic Snapshot – May 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers
Down 9.6 percent in 12 months
$1.60 in March 2012
$1.66 in February 2012
$1.77 in March 2011

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas
Up 7.3 percent in 12 months
$3.97 in March 2012
$3.81 in February 2012
$3.70 in March 2011

[Read more…]